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Press Accounts of John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons

 The Pitch, by Natalie Gallagher “Sweet Sorrow,” June 2014 

“When people talk about the merits of Americana, a sound that can sometimes feel mail-order anonymous, what they want is the rare thing that Velghe has cultivated: music whose familiarity and honesty pull at your gut instead of just reassuring you. Even the tongue-in-cheek title of Organ Donor Blues — Velghe is an avid motorcyclist — fits this context. And in person, Velghe epitomizes the values heard in his songs. He talks easily about Escovedo’s guidance, which he credits with benefiting him over two decades.”

Pop Dose, by Rob Ross.  Review of Organ Donor Blues June 2014

“Eleven tracks and no filler.  The first sign that an album is good.  Quality songs and top-notch arrangements are the second sign.  Organ Donor Blues fits the necessary requirements perfectly and then some.


The Equal Ground, Review of Organ Donor Blues, August 2014

“Each song on this record finds a way into your mind and latches on, which is something to attribute to their knack for giving you what you think you hear and then skimming off the top, breaking your expectations and sliding in that melancholy undertone that hits before you even see it coming.” — Ethan Skelton

The Deli Magazine, by Angela Lupton, Review of Organ Donor Blues, June 2014

“There are records we meet and immediately become part of our lives. We listen to them through our forever. This is one of those records.”


USA Today, by Mike Snider, March 20, 2012

KC Star, by Timothy Finn, March 21, 2012

Pitch Weekly, by David Hudnall, March 20, 2012

Austin American Statesman, by Parry Gettelman, March 17th, 2012

Riot on the Plaza/Life In Reviews, Greg Stitt

Ink Magazine, J. Howell, March 13, 2012

Take Them As They Come, Danny Alexander, March 29, 2012


Press Resources

High Res Photos:

Click the thumbnail to open the high-res photo and the drag it to your desktop (all images are RGB, JPGs) These are very large files (average 8MB). Please give them time to load in your browser window, then simply click and drag them to your desktop or right-click and save them.  All photos by J. Winn, Copyright 2014

Biography as a PDF:

To download John’s biography as a print-quality PDF click here: John Velghe Biography

Album One-Sheet for Don’t Let Me Stay as a PDF:

To download the CD one-sheet a print-quality PDF click here: Don’t Let Me Stay one-sheet


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