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New Cover Song EP out now! 

Most people think I'm an acoustic guitarist and singer, but when I think of myself as a musician I'm a piano player, first and foremost.  That's probably because the majority of the songs I release are written and recorded on acoustic guitar.  So with my new EP 'Familiar Friends', I wanted to put the focus back on my piano playing.  A good song is like a familiar friend and there's a personal story for me behind each of the cover songs I recorded.  'Dancing in The Dark' was the first 45 I ever owned, bought in a Zellers department store in Collingwood, Ontario.  'Cecilia' was embedded in my head as a little boy as my parents played the 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' LP a lot during the 70's at social gatherings.  And 'Drive' is from 'Heartbeat City', one of the first LP's I ever owned and it's also one of the most beautiful songs I know.  And if you're wondering about the photo, that's me with my good friend Roxy.

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American Songwriter Feature 

I'm thrilled to be the featured member this week on American Songwriter's site. It's a great magazine (to which I'm a subscriber), website and newsletter. Check it out if you get the chance. 

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Back To The Party 

It’s the question we’re all asking ourselves, when will things go back to normal? 

It was just over a year ago that the world shut down and all our future plans were cancelled.  I'm an extrovert and not being able to hang out with my friends sucks.  So in response to that I got together, virtually, with my musical friends Bamtone and Piewackit. We wrote and recorded this ode to partying - hoping that we're getting closer to those happy days again. And we're releasing it just in time for all those 'law abiding' folks down in Miami trying to celebrate their Spring Break!   The song is now out wherever music can be found, just follow this link  

Out Today: The Allen Lewitt Project's Debut Album 

I’m really excited to be able to share the debut album by The Allen Lewitt Project, a band I recently formed with Jeff Allen.  We are really proud of the 12 songs on ‘476 Miles’ and we hope you’ll take a moment and check them all out. 

With Covid-19 locking down the world, we will be unable to embark on our planned North American tour, which included stops in Toronto, New Jersey, Nashville, & a residency in Las Vegas.  So the only way to hear this music is by streaming or buying it!  Just follow this link to be directed to your favourite digital service.  

Jeff & I write and perform everything together, though Jeff is always on the drums and I’m always the vocalist.  And for those of you who are interested, these songs are licensed to a couple music libraries in LA who are actively pitching them to Film & TV opportunities.  Our biggest success so far has been with ‘Kiss You Girl’, which has been used more than 10 times on The Young & Restless!

To find out more about the band click here.

Happy New Year & Decade!  

Since I started focusing on my music seven years ago I have had some truly rewarding experiences.  Some highlights?  My music has appeared in Film & TV.  I've had a tonne of songs played on the radio.  95K people have streamed my music over 250K times on Spotify alone.  And probably one of the best things of all is the friendships I've made with other musicians throughout the world.  All of these things sustain me and feed my creative drive. 

I have big plans for 2020 and I wanted to share them with you. 

1) Released today on all digital platforms is a new EP called 'Acoustically Inclined'.  This is a collection of acoustic based tunes that I have recorded over the past few years and signed with libraries in Los Angeles who are actively pitching them to film & television opportunities.  They're all laidback, acoustic based songs, perfect for those weekend mornings where you just wan't to relax with a cup of coffee and doing nothing.  Two of them were collaborations.  'I've Got a Lot of Friends' was done with Tom Hoy, who I have worked with in the past, most noticeably on the song 'Perfect Storm'.  The other collaboration is a new one with Magne Kolstad, on a song called 'Hold That Thought'.  I hope you like them as much as I do.   

2) For the past three years, I've been writing and recording a very personal album and I'm pleased to say that I will be releasing it later this year.  It may be out in the Spring, but it may it appear in the Fall.  It just depends on when I think I've got it perfect, but it will be this year.  And maybe I'll play some live shows in support of it. 

3) This past year I launched a band called The Allen Lewitt Project, which is a collaboration between myself and Jeff Allen.  We split all the instrumental duties, though Jeff always does the drums and I always do the lead vocals.   All the music we produce is intended to be used in Film & TV shows and I'm proud to say, of the 13 songs we recorded in 2019, 12 have been singed to music libraries actively pitching them.  Over the course of 2019 we released three EP's and I'm pleased to announce that we will be releasing a full length album in 2020 so stay tuned. 

I would like to thank you all for your continued support and I hope the new year treats you well. 

All the best, 

John

Seasons Greetings! 

Does all this snow we've been getting in the north east put you in the Christmas mood?  If so, you're in luck!  Out today on all digital platforms is a brand new Christmas EP by my band The Allen Lewitt Project(which is really just me and Jeff Allen sharing all the instrumental duties).  It's our third EP, so it has cleverly been called Volume 3.  It contains one original song called 'A Very, Merry Christmas' which is as catchy as one can make a song.  It also contains a version of 'Jingle Bells' as if done by Jerry Lee Lewis.  And it finishes off with me doing my best impersonation of Frank Sinatra singing 'Jolly Old St. Nicholas'. These three songs are currently signed to a great music library out in LA who is currently pitching them to Film & TV opportunities, so if we've been good boys this year, maybe Santa will get them on a TV show this holiday season! 

 Just click on this link and choose your preferred streaming service to listen now. https://linktr.ee/johnlewitt 

 

Brand New Single Just Released! 

Out today is my brand new single called "When It Rains".  This is a collaboration between myself and Bamtone (if you've seen me live, he's played with me as my drummer and back up vocalist).  Check it out on your favourite streaming platform - here's a quick link to all of them: linktr.ee/johnlewitt

A new EP from The Allen Lewitt Project 

I hope you're all having a great summer - here's a bit of new music to make it even better. 

The second EP from The Allen Lewitt Project is out today.  Volume One focused on our rock based tracks and now Volume Two puts the spotlight on our acoustic based tunes.  You can check out both of these EP's on all the digital platforms.  Just click on this link and choose your preferred streaming service:   

https://linktr.ee/johnlewitt 

FYI, The Allen Lewitt Project is a collaboration between Jeff Allen and myself.  All of our songs are actively being pitched to Film & TV opportunities, so keep your ears open for them! 

Take care, 

John