November 2018

Musicians in Bathrooms: John Brackett

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

What’s your sign?

Most underrated song that in your opinion should be a classic:
Kate Bush, “This Woman’s Work.”

Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan?
Keep singing.

What is your favorite song to perform?
Anything by Sting.

What do you sing in the shower?
I’m old fashioned—Johnny Mercer.

Favorite cereal?
Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch.

At what venue do you most like to perform?
The rooms I like all have great food and staff and good pianos. Redfish, Jazz Corner for Hilton Head.

Most requested song at shows?
“Englishman in New York,” Sting

First concert you attended?
My Uncle Larry playing trumpet in a big band. I was hooked.

Favorite artist?

Place you go to get away from it all:
Fishing on Sweet Pea

Do you tweet, gram or book? What’s your handle?
Just FB.

Finish this verse as if it were the hook of a song:
“Sally went down to the bayou…”
With the rage of a hurricane.
Chasing down her cheatin’ man;
He was never seen again.
No he was never seen again…
Too dark?

Who would star as you in the epic retelling of your life on film?
Someone between Kyle Chandler and Al Pacino.

First instrument you learned to play?
I was playing on the piano as a child, but trombone was my main instrument. I still play the same piano at home that I played as a child.

Song you were thrilled to finally master:
Haven’t mastered one yet, but I like when Howard Paul and I play “Lullaby of Birdland.”

Who do you like to perform with?
We have a really great group with Howard Paul, Maggie Evans and Fuzzy Davis

Do you have a side gig?
No, just three jobs.;

What famous musician would you love to sing a duet with?
Diana Krall, but Tony Bennett just did it.

What animal do you most identify with?
Dog. Chihuahua/Lab mix.

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