Behind the Music of John Hohnstein
John has always been musically gifted. Born and raised in Denver, John's musical path started at the age of 6 when he began piano lessons. At the age of 16 John began to write and compose solo piano works and songs that set the tempo for the musical journeys ahead. A few years later John joined his first Rock band playing keyboards. He quickly became a proficient and valued member of several locally successful working bands where he really "polished his licks" and developed into a great Rock keyboardist. Among the most notable bands were Banshee 1971-1973 (Rock), Tara 1973-1977 (Jazz/Rock/Fusion),and Tales 1977-1978 (Progressive Rock). In 1999 John had two of his songs on Mp3.com's National Top 40 chart for many months, giving him his first taste of national exposure, and was the #1 artist listed on Colorado charts for the same period. It is from all of these influences and experiences that John draws from and benefits by when using his learned skills to compose, whether it is music for video and film projects, or creating his own CDs.