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The following post was written by Matt Glaser, artistic director for Berklee’s American Roots Music Program. Photographer Erin Prawoko provided the images.
Last Tuesday night at the Cantab Lounge there was an outpouring of love and grief for our dear, departed John McGann. The Boston acoustic music scene has become a very tight-knit community, with Berklee at its epicenter and John at the epicenter of the epicenter.
John was beyond category and beyond compare. He was like a garden of musical and human gifts. That garden is gone.
– Matt Glaser, Artistic Director, American Roots Program, Berklee College of Music
I’ve had the privilege of studying with John for the past two years at Berklee. We all knew that John was going through health issues for the last couple of weeks, but no one could have imagined this terrible news today.
John was one of the most amazing and knowledgeable musicians I have ever known. My private lessons with him were some of the deepest musical revelations I’ve had at a school where everyone is thinking about music all the time.
Day 4 was our last day tracking vocals. We recorded 3 tunes today, and now have all ten. Tomorrow will be designated to recording overdubs. The special treat for today was recording a 30 piece childrens choir. The choir is associated with is Haiti Partners, Directed by Alex Myril and we recorded in its founders home.