A prolific songwriter, natural performer and “hope enthusiast,” John Beacher has
built his decade-long career not only with talent but a genuine spirit and kind
heart. John’s music is a homecoming for the soul, timeless and sincere, and taps
into a source that runs far deeper than the songwriter himself. Rooted in rhythm
and blues yet unbound by genre, each song is a musical tapestry woven with
soulful threads. Whether he’s singing songs of social justice, belting out blues or
funk, or serenading the audience with a love ballad, there is no doubt that John is
completely one with the music. He is a seasoned musician whose ability to
improvise both on guitar and with his voice makes each performance an entirely
unique reflection of the audience and his surroundings.
Since receiving his first guitar at age 11, writing, singing and playing became
John’s all-consuming passion, and by age 17 he was performing his own
compositions professionally. Throughout his 20s, John’s love for people and music
led him to travel the US and abroad, collecting stories, writing songs and building
friendships until he finally settled in Boulder, Colorado. There he spent several
years honing his craft, playing in various music projects and performing in venues
all over the Boulder/Denver area.
In 2011 John made the decision to move back to his hometown of New Hope,
Pennsylvania, and give his music career 100% of his attention. Since then he has
become a full-time singer-songwriter, a community keystone in Bucks County and
a regular name on WXPN 88.5 FM Philadelphia. His weekly “Community Stage at
Karla’s” in New Hope has become a staple in the local music community, drawing
talent from all over Bucks County and beyond for more than five years. During
that time, John released a live self-titled solo acoustic album, collaborated on
multiple music video projects with his friend Louis Sparre of Tweed Video and
developed a sustainable career as what he calls a “blue collar musician.”
John has organized concerts; played countless venues, weddings, private events
and fundraisers; and has shared the stage with accomplished national acts such as
Leon Russell, Rusted Root, Cheryl Wheeler, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Dean
Ween Group and Elephant Revival, to name a few. In 2015 he had the honor of
performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Live at the World Café in Philadelphia
and The Musicfest Café at Steelstacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition to
being a live performer, John has a sideline composing music for Tweed Video,
working on projects for clients such as The American Lung Association, NBC,
Comcast, and Mural Arts Philadelphia.
John recently released Rise Up, a self-produced album engineered by John Fachett
and recorded at Sweet Creek Studios in Ottsville, Pennsylvania. It includes 10 new
songs unlike anything he has previously released and features 13 other
These days John calls Point Pleasant PA home, where he has been
developing the John Beacher and The Common Ground, consisting of Mike Ruhl
(bass), and George Flayer (violin). With a new album, new band, and new opportunities on the horizon, John
has set his sights on Philadelphia and beyond, looking toward traveling and
playing his way across the country, building family and continually promoting a
message of unity and hope.
A prolific songwriter, natural performer, and "hope enthusiast," John Beacher has built his decade-long career not only with talent, but also with a genuine spirit and a kind heart. John’s music is a homecoming for the soul, timeless and sincere, and taps into a source that runs far deeper than the songwriter himself. Rooted in rhythm and blues, yet unbounded by genre, each song is a musical tapestry woven with soulful threads. Whether he’s singing songs of social justice, belting out blues or funk, or serenading you with a love ballad, there is no doubt that John is completely one with the musical process. A seasoned musician, his ability to improvise both on guitar and with his voice make each performance an entirely unique reflection of the audience and his surroundings.
With over 15 years of performing experience Beacher has shared stages with national acts such as Leon Russell, Cheryl Wheeler, Rusted Root, Marshall Tucker Band, and Dean Ween Group, to name a few.
In 2015 John released his first fully produced solo album “Rise Up” and was invited to perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. His music is regularly featured on 88.5 WXPN out of Philadelphia PA, as well as many other independent radio stations across the country.
WXPN Home for the Holidays Special with Helen Leicht
John Beacher & the Common Ground to perform at Triumph Brewing Co from NJ.com
12 Days of Local Christmas, featuring John Beacher
King of Prussia Concert Under The Stars
John at the PECO Summer Series
Bucks Local News Feature
New Hope Free Press article
Tri State Indie album review
PLAYED IN SUPPORT OF
-Dean Ween Group
-Marshal Tucker Band
-Big Yellow Taxi
-Gregory Allen Isakov
-Fuzz, Deep Banana Black Out
COMPOSED BACKING MUSIC FOR
-American Lung Association
-Mural Arts, Philadelphia-Tweed Video
88.5 WXPN, Philadelphia PA
-Featured on WXPN Helen Leicht's live at lunch.
-2013 WXPN home for the holidays show
-Several appearances on WXPN Gene Shay folk show
-Regular daytime Rotation
89.7 FM WDVR, Seargantsville, NJ
88.1 FM WDIY, Lehigh Valley, PA
91.9 FM WNTI Centenary College, Hackettstown,NJ
88.5 FM KGNU, Boulder CO
88.9 FM KRFC, Fort Collins CO
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