John P. Anthony

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John P. Anthony is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher with more than thirty years of experience on stages and in classrooms. He’s passionate about all things music and teaching its traditions. John has spent most of his career working as a bassist and lead vocalist. His seconds are piano, guitar, and drums/percussion. In his career he’s performed an array of styles including rock, hip hop/R&B, blues/soul, reggae/soca/zouk, jazz, country, disco, funk, and folk. John is the lead vocalist, bassist, and principal songwriter for The Grits and Groceries Orchestra, winners of the 2017 Boston Blues Challenge, who have been regularly performing with Boston soul screamer Barrence Whitfield since 2008, and they joined George Thorogood for the New England leg of his 2015 tour. John has performed and recorded with legendary British drummer Dave Mattacks as well as Dave Brown (Billy Joel, Paul Simon), Dana Colley (Morphine), Mark Early (2-time Grammy nominee, 6-time winner of the W.C. Handy award) and Ray Greene (Tower Of Power, Santana). John currently performs across New England with The Hip Pocket Orchestra, a high-end 10-piece private event band, based in Boston. Locally, he owns and runs The North Adams Music Center, where he teaches voice, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele and drums. John brings a contagious excitement for singing great music and helping others to experience the awesome feeling of being part of a truly rocking choir, a Rock Voices Choir!