BIOGRAPHY
John Fuzek is a Rhode Island based, award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist
that has been performing around the Northeast and various points in the US for
over 35 years. His folk-rock sound, unique guitar playing and vocal style has won
him both fans and critical acclaim. John's original songs touch on the environment,
politics, social issues, history and relationships. He has recorded full length or
contributed songs to ten CDs that have been heard around this country and in others
as well. In addition to his solo work, John plays with the award-winning band, Forever
Young- A Tribute to the Music of Neil Young and occasionally as part of the
award-winning Fuzek-Rossoni duo.

John Fuzek/Fuzek-Rossoni have performed live and had many recordings played
on radio and TV stations around RI, The Northeast, North America and Europe.
Fuzek twice won the honored Best Male Vocalist category in the Providence
Phoenix (RI's Largest Entertainment Weekly) Best Music Poll. Fuzek-Rossoni
captured the Best New Local Act, Best CD/Tape and Best Song Categories. In
September 2003, John was named one of RI's Most Influential People in the
Arts by the Providence Phoenix. His 2004 solo release, A Dog's Age, was chosen
by the Providence Phoenix as one of the BEST ACOUSTIC CDs in RI of 2004.
In 2005 he was nominated in the Best Folk Act category of the Providence
Phoenix Best Music Poll. In 2007 he was nominated as the Best Male Vocalist in
the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll. In 2008, the band, FOREVER YOUNG,
that John founded, won the BEST TRIBUTE/COVER ACT AWARD in the
MOTIF MUSIC AWARDS and won again in 2008, 10, 11, 12 and 2013.
FOREVER YOUNG won the BEST TRIBUTE BAND in the 2014 LIMELIGHT
MAGAZINE AWARDS. In May of 2009, John was awarded the ARTISTIC VISION
AWARD by Motif Magazine and he also received a CITIZEN CITATION from
Mayor David Ciccilline of Providence for his work with the Rhode Island
Songwriters Association. In March of 2015 John was honored as as one of 25
outstanding alumni of CCRI's 64,000 graduates from the past 50 years.
He is a graduate of Rhode Island College and the Community College of
Rhode Island. He earned an Associates of Fine Arts degree from CCRI. He
also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts degree from Rhode
Island College. His major concentrations were in Graphic Design Photography,
Painting and Art History. John has worked as a Freelance Photographer and
Freelance Graphic Designer. He runs the non-profit organization, Hear In Rhode
Island that has produced festivals, concerts and recordings. Through this
organization he has worked production with The Newport Folk Festival,
Rhythm and Roots Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, The Providence
Waterfront Festival and many others. Fuzek has produced several CDs and created
the artwork for many as well. Currently John writes the Roots music column
for MOTIF MAGAZINE, a Providence, RI based publication. He is also the president
emeritus and a founding member of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association.
John produced many performances and coordinated many activities for the group.
He is also a past board member of the North East Regional Folk Alliance and
Stone Soup Folk Arts Association. John is also a vegetarian, is as environmentally
friendly and as nice to animals as possible, blah, blah, blah...

SHARED THE BILL WITH:
Steve Forbert, Judy Collins, Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary), Livingston Taylor,
Paula Cole (Grammy Award Winner), The Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs, Richie Havens,
Kevin Bacon & The Bacon Brothers, River Phoenix and Aleka's Attic, The Marshall Tucker Band,
Tom Rush, Don McLean, Willie Nelson, Marshall Crenshaw, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler,
Michelle Malone, Susan Werner, Iris Dement, Christine Lavin, Antje Duvekot, Aztec-Two-Step,
Chris Smither, Catie Curtis, Eddie from Ohio, Josh Ritter, Robbie O' Connell, Bill Morrissey,
Patti Larkin, Ellis Paul, The Neilds, Paul Geremia, Vassar Clements, James McMurtry,
Jeffery Osbourne, Bill Harley (Grammy Award Winner), Roy Book Binder, The White Buffalo, Deer Tick,
Don Henry (Grammy Award Winner), Jules Shear - the original host of MTV's Unplugged,
Jack Hardy - Fast Folk Music Magazine founder, Devonsquare, Mustard's Retreat, and many more...
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