I hope that these selected
from these communications will interest
those not familiar with my music. As an
independent artist, I
do appreciate such
recommendations, for my limited exposure
in the media is, well,
limited. I thank
all those who
encouraged me with my work,
. . .
my joy of song,"
PETER NOONE (Herman) April/2002:
"Nice site. . . see you out there one of these days."
TV30 (Broadcasts from the
Arts Council Of Princeton)2002:
Exquisite jazz voicings on
his guitar and subtle, sophisticated
vocals make John our keynote act of the evening.
Last appearing at the Improv
in September of 2001,
John is a favorite of both our in-house and
television audiences. "
Review From MUZIQ For EVERYONE:By Natalie Adis (USA)
(The Return Of Rainy Day Hobo)
This man truly is a folk/acoustic genius.
He will amaze you when you hear his voice along with his muical talents and lyrics. His CD "The Return Of The Rainy Day Hobo"
will have you feel as if your in a calm setting like a small lounge/local cafe. This music is great and different in many
Giovanni Pietro Scazzola, July,2003
RADIO GOLD POPULAR NETWORK, Italy
Re: The Return Of Rainy Day Hobo
"Its really beautiful and interesting (as ever) and useful for my radio program."
Re: ''Innocent Waters":
MICHEL PENARD, ISA Radio, France (2/22/02):
"As a music lover your music is a real pleasure. ." "
His prefered tracks were:
7, 13, 17, 19, 26, 27, 29
Tommy Dean, WERU radio, Maine ,
"I've been playing "The Balladeer". . .I love your music."
Taken from the review of "Innocent Waters" from freefolk.
by Dai Woosnam (UNITED KINGDOM),
" His work is new to me... He works out of
Fair Haven, New Jersey.
I sat back to listen. And the initial reaction is good.
He has a tuneful voice. . .
On some tracks he has a percussion backing. But that is it.
No studio gimmicks. I tried to get a handle on it.
He was reminiscent of SOMEONE,
but I could not think just WHO exactly.
At first I thought
of another guy from New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen.
But although there were touches of "the Boss",
the link was elsewhere. I quickly moved from
Loudon Wainwright III, to the early Dylan
(both his guitar and harmonica were too good
to be Mr. Zimmerman's), and then I hit upon it.
OF COURSE:. . . The Incredible String Band!
Indeed his voice is a curious amalgam of
Robin Williamson's and Mike Heron's,
and the song lyrics have that same ability
to run the gamut when it comes to subject matter. . .
NJCoast News, April 2002
David J. Gorsky, Editor-in-Chief:
"Playing intensely for over the past ten years,
John Padovano is a seasoned professional who
should be heard. . . . If you want down to earth
songs with a little "brain" in them. John
Padovano's the one. "