John Marx

Guitar, Band Leader. Join the Band Blues School Workshop.

John MarxJohn Marx is the blues jewel of Los Angeles. You won’t find a finer musician anywhere. He’s knowledge and passion for the blues is both encyclopedic and infectious. Check out John at one of his many gigs in the LA area or sit in on his Blues Workshops at our Join the Band studio and you will know you have been in the room with a true artist.

John is a natural teacher and loves to share his passion for the blues. His true love of the blues is very evident in every Join the Band workshop he teaches. The “Join the Band Blues Workshop with John Marx” is our most popular workshop.

Born and raised in East Baltimore Maryland, John began singing in church and for audiences at the age of six. He played the drums from ages ten to fifteen, and then took up the guitar to better accompany his singing.

Over the years John has found himself either on stage or in a recording studio with Albert Collins, Lowell Fulson, The Drifters, Gladys Knight, Carmelo Garcia, George Benson, The Dells, Al Duncan, Luther Tucker, Lee Oskar, Gabor Szabo, The Platters, Larry Hopkins, Luis Gasca, The Coasters, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Smith, Jesse Ed Davis, Lightning Hopkins, Sleepy John Estes, Luther Tucker, Larry Davis, Cash Mc Call, Earl King, Floyd Dixon, and many others. He also recorded and toured with great harmonica player William Clarke

Players like John are a gift. We are very honored to have him involved with “Join the Band”!