National Anthem

For a few uneventful years, I was signed to a small dance label based in NYC. I was assigned an up-and-coming songwriter, Kara DioGuardi (PINK, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson), to help me pen a Pop single in hopes of the label breaking into a new market. The...

Capturing Barbra Streisand’s Prisoner

During the writing phase of my album What A Man Can Do, I knew that I wanted to record one cover song. Since the album explored several genres, the possibilities were endless. I could of went in a Classic Rock direction and chose a song from Journey, maybe play it...

Meeting Billy Joel…and regretting it.

It was Winter, 1989 and I had been living in New York City for just a few months. Similar to an actor working as a waiter/waitress to allow the freedom to pursue opportunities, I worked as a doorman/bellman at The Royalton Hotel, owned and operated by Studio 54...

George Michael

Although I played saxophone in school bands and sang along to the radio just like everyone else, I had no aspirations to be a singer or pursue a career in music. In the Fall of 1984, I was off to college to figure things out and discover which path was for me....

One Of My Favorite Christmas Songs

Paul McCartney is one of my musical heroes and his song ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ is my all-time favorite. Another favorite from Sir Paul is this simple Christmas song. For me, this festive, musical season officially starts when I hear…...

2017 – Let’s Rock

Looking ahead to 2017, there’s a lot to do. Musically, I’ll be uploading my favorites covers, your requests and performances from various shows to my YouTube channnel. I’ll be going live on my Facebook page, John Anthony Music, from my studio and...