Music Dealers Artist News: John Garrison performing live on WGN TV & Performance in Wrigleyville 440 words · 3 minute read

John will be performing on WGN Midday news on August 4th during the 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM news show (CST). WGN is a national news show based in Chicago and aired in most major U.S. markets. For more info, visit






IN CHICAGO, AUGUST 4, 2010, 8:00 PM



Chicago, IL – (7.13.2010) –


Former Budapest (Universal Republic Records) singer/songwriter, John Garrison, is set to perform at Uncommon Ground in Wrigleyville on Wednesday August 4th, 2010 at 8:00 PM.  Garrison will be performing songs from his second solo album, Departures, which has gained much critical acclaim in 2010.

With his heart firmly on his sleeve, Departures documents Garrison’s time in New York and all that he had to leave behind to pursue his musical dream. Refreshingly, and sometimes brutally honest, Garrison opens his heart and soul for all to see on his new record. Mixing all of his musical influences from, Talk Talk and Ennio Morricone to Scott Walker and Radiohead, Departures is a soundtrack for anyone who has followed their own heart and dreams, regardless of the consequences.

Britsound Radio, which is currently heard on 23 stations in five countries, selected Departures as the “British Album Of The Year.”  The album was the only album in Britsound’s “Top 10 Albums of the Year” released independently.


According to Britsound host, Rob Quicke, “Hands down, Departures is easily one of the best British albums of this year. If there is any justice in this world then John Garrison will gain a larger audience from this album, which is full of songs that soar and shimmer in their emotional intensity. Listening to Departures means you’ll go places emotionally that few albums are capable of taking you to. As authentic as it gets.”

Many of John’s songs can be heard on popular TV shows such as The Real World and Keeping with the Kardashians. Most recently, one of the tracks on Departures, titled “Footprints,” was added to the popular video game, Rock Band for XBOX.


On Wednesday August 4th, fans of Garrision will have the opportunity to see him perform in one of the most intimate settings in Chicago. The last time John took the stage in Chicago was touring with James Blunt in 2008 at the Horseshoe Casino.


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Press Contact: Justin Seidenberg, Justin@kiqstartmusic, 773-771-4471