Call today for lessons with Blues Guitar Great. John Marx. 818-345-8950

Every so often a great musician is revealed to us that goes beyond the norm. A players player that has their art down and passion for the music ingrained into everything they do. At Join the Band we have blues great John Marx. He is the blues jewel of Los Angeles.

Click here to hear John jammin on The Cozy’s Shuffle

I first heard John play over 20 years ago in a small blues club in Burbank. I left very humbled by his dedication to the blues and how he approached every note and chord. He is a true student and scholar of the blues. Anyone that has spent any time with him knows he is a true blues man. 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 JTB studio and you will know you have been in the room with a true artist. Sitting in to play with him is a master lesson in rhythm, feel, and subtlety. You can’t BS your way around John. Music is first and BS is sent out the back door.

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 JTB 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”!

Check some of John’s work here…