John Karl Lamm is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago, IL, and has been writing and performing since 2013. His debut release, Ghost Crab (EP), is available now on his website, with a full album release in early 2017.
My music is -- as every artist ever has said -- unique. It is art, after all, and I dislike labeling it. However, for the express purpose of describing it to you, the reader, it is most sensibly classified as a blend of folk, indie, and blues.
For most of my life, I coasted; drifting aimlessly in despair and wasted potential. Dropped out of school, worked terrible, low-wage jobs, wasted thousands of hours in front of computer screens. I had always been a creative, but lacked the motivation to commit.
In the fall of 2013, I decided I was fed up with my lifestyle. I really wanted to pursue a music career, in hopes of finding meaning in my life. I quickly discovered I had a real passion for songwriting, and wanted to share it with the world.
And now, I am very excited to announce the release of my first album, due for early 2017, with an E.P. only a couple weeks away.
I sincerely hope you enjoy my music. Please, sign up for the newsletter, follow my socials, and most importantly, support the arts.
I do what I do because the world is a lonely, terrible place, and we'd all perish in it without music.
John Lamm’s tracks