Our names are John and John and we're in a band called "Mountain Sage. We recently got together and we've both been songwriting and performing for quite some time on our own. Right now we work together, although we realize we are single artists. It's been great to share the stage together.
Check out some of our recordings including getting into a radio station lately!
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We had a great Welcome Reception for the National Ski Patrol conference. John came well prepared with a great book of music.
Response from Mountain Sage:
It was a pleasure playing! Thank you for having us.
Price Range: Contact for rates ((phone number hidden))
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
We are good for intimate performances such as house concerts, but play weddings and larger events as well. We are inspired by many artists such as Cat Stevens, Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Gabrielle Aplin, The Staves, Chairlift, Mgmt, CVGrace, and Emma Louise.
John Hatanaka grew up in the Colorado Rockies. Being surrounded by the pristine wilderness from birth, he soon found music was an outlet that would let him share his experiences with many especially his good friends. Eventually his travels led him abroad to Japan where he was able to learn how to share his music to a new diverse audience and also become fully immersed in a new culture, his own Japanese ancestral roots leading him on this path. He has lived in three different locations for the past four years
and currently resides in Sendai, Japan, but has just returned to his home town of Aspen, Colordao
"Singer/songwriter John Hatanaka digs deep with his blend of unique heartfelt lyrics and original acoustic melodies in order to touch his audience and let them feel as if they were there with him as he was writing his work. Each song carries with it a small part of Hatanaka's life. He truly speaks from the heart as few artists can. Although humble about his work, Hatanaka's talents peer him with the likes of John Denver, James Taylor, and Cat Stevens." Kevin Schaum
"From a very early age I've loved music and songwriting. It has always taken center stage for me. Being able to share my songs around a campfire or play to an international audience is something I think I was born to do. I don't really know where songs come from. I ask myself that sometimes. I could say that my words stem from the long line of experiences and friends that have so far made up my life and that would be very true. However, sometimes I feel that I am not the writer, but simply the listener and my guitar is the vehicle that lets me explore the map of creation. I urge everybody to create something."
John met Jonathon Stuckey at 4th Dimension and the rest is history! Jon is well versed in percussion, and guitar and is a songwriter as well. Together both enjoy bouncing off their creative talents and lighting up stages.
Sounds Like ( Martin Sexton, Nick Drake, Jon Anderson, To name a few)
Additional Booking Notes
We have a Pro Fx 12 mixer, 2 PA speakers, 1 monitor, 2 mic stands. We have various XLR and quarter inch inputs and cables of varying length, a basic video recording capabilities as well.
Past Booked Events
|April 05, 2017 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 25, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Gabrielle Aplin ( Ready To Question
The Staves ( In The Long Run)
John Hatanaka (Paths)
John Hatanaka (Hold)
Cat Stevens ( Don't Be Shy)
Cat Stevens (Father Son)
Oh Wonder (With Out You)
Angus And Julia Stone ( HeartBreak)
|John Hatanaka||Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist|
|Victoria Trowell||Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist|
Influences & Inspiration
Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac, John Denver, The Staves, Mgmt, Gabrielle Aplin, Cat Stevens, Emma Louise, Chairlift, John Anderson
We need lighting equipment if needed
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