What they are saying about Big John Shearer
"If someone asked me to describe the word "Professional" I would simply hand them a snapshot of you performing in front of 80 of our sales and marketing directors and guests at the Aces Academy a couple of weeks back! The one thing that impressed me so much, John, is that you cared. You didn't just stand up there to collect a check and do your deal. You sang with your heart."
— Terry L. Weaver, President, Master Sales Institute
"Dear John, as Director of Ely's Northern Lakes Arts Association I wish to extend my congratulations and thanks to you and your group, for the exceptional concert experience on June 26, here in Ely, Minnesota, at Washington Auditorium. John, I was especially impressed with your ability to lose yourself to a song, and so enjoyed the fine musicianship. Your personal love of this music is apparent; it makes for a marvelous performance. Also, I found it enjoyable working with you to arrange the event. You went above and beyond to make it work. Thank you.
— Cecilia Rolando, Director, Northern Lakes Arts Association
"I remember 'Big' John's lustrous bass vocals and facility with the upright bass from 40 years ago. Now he brings a solid moving guitar style to his performances which, when I recently heard him live, sounded like the work of a Nashville sideman. We hope to see him on the road playing the old favorites which complement our well-known repertoire."
— George Grove, The Kingston Trio
"Dear John, I was delighted to catch a couple of your numbers at the Carolina Club. I'm pleased that you were such a hit. The audience seemed to be having a great time"
— The late Michael Hooker, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Rich baritone with special feel for cabaret style of blues…quite atmospheric and mellow…very real and deep understanding of what he's doing.""
— Philip Van Vleck, The Herald Sun
|Big John named "Home Town Hero"
by WCHL AM, Chapel Hill, NC
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