A born and raised Texan, currently based in Cashmere, Wa, John Earle Mainord is a country-folk songwriter in the vein of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, John Prine & Jerry Jeff Walker.
With lyricism that wanders from thought provoking to playful & a sound that blends country, folk & blues in a fresh but familiar way, Mainord’s music is a go-to for any roots music fan.
"Denton-based singer-songwriter, John Earle Mainord bills himself as a musician "in the vein of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, John Prine, and Jerry Jeff Walker". Them's fightin' words in Texas, not to mention setting a mighty high bar, but Mainord ably rises to the challenge on his third album. From the last call weariness of "Cigarettes & Beer" to the hardscrabble closer "WIll to Fight", Mainord does his inspirations proud."
- Preston Jones 91.7 KXT Radio