John began his journey as a musician, playing guitar at the age of 13 and performing with bands in the Boston area by age 15. He performed as a lead singer and guitarist, influenced by the rock n' roll bands of the 60's and 70's.
His bands at that time included Icy Sun, then later Skywall. John went on to play as a front man in rock bands and as a soloist from Boston to Florida. John has always been a natural as a songwriter, known for his early songs "Habits of Love" and "Search the Whole Mind", to his latest release "John Duran Going Global".
His exposure to the majestic landscape of Southern California significantly increased his songwriting, as reflected in his new album. John now devotes his time to performing with artists throughout the Southland. A Going Global tour is planned for early 2015. His latest album is receiving widespread acclaim, with two more albums releasing in 2015.
People are curious how creativity comes in one's composition and originality in song. I would say in a word "gratitude". We have all heard it many times before by musicians, actors, artists, etc., but one usually finds this truth through their own personal experience. Deep and profound gratitude, directed towards Omni-Presence in thankfulness, will always move us forward to a greater, more refined spiritual growth. We have been evolving steadily in our progress, reflect upon history one thousand years or five thousand years. Yes, we still witness war, hate, ignorance but we question our consciousness more deeply now and in turn we no longer feed people to the lions for entertainment.
A line in the song Putting On The Jesus says "love is what we need proposing destruction just ain't getting it done". If we start seeing peace first in our minds eye and believing it to be, ultimately we will cross the threshold of absolute knowing, acknowledging all possibilities.
It is our responsibility to manifest peace as a higher and pleasing state for mankind. We shall have it when people are determined to attract such a state. When critical mass becomes grounded in equanimity of mind and spirit of universal love, the highest good for all is achieved. Once reached, this magnitude of those moving forward cannot be denied their rising eminence.
If one were to ask how this nirvana is manifested, I would say in a word "gratitude".
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