Originally from the pastoral expanses of Chesterfield, Missouri, John Wolfe Compton moved to San Diego’s golden shores with a little less than half nothing in his pockets. Some tough years followed. Very tough. But it was during those lean years that JWC worked odd jobs and honed his craft. His bedroom was the laboratory and open mics were the testing ground. What song would make a bar patron stop mid-sentence and wheel around to see who was on stage?
Seeking to combine the genuine feeling of blues, the depth of folk and the raw power of hip-hop a distinct style was brewing - but like all good brews this one would take time. And to be honest, the formula isn’t perfect yet - but hey - isn’t that part of the fun? JWC now lives in the Ocean Beach community of San Diego. He enjoys music, puns, surfing, traveling and craft brew (like all good hearted San Diegans).
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Hire John Wolfe Compton to perform at your venue or event. Minimum of two hours performance. Prices include full P.A. and set-up.
3-Piece Band | $300 / hour
Phone: (619) 365-5841
Here's are a few short videos of me and my various bands over the last ten years or so. Thank you to every musican who has played with me!
PAUL WOLFE (2013 - 2014)
John Wolfe Compton, Guitar and Vocals. Justin Sanders, Bass, guitar and vocals.
THE REED STREET SESSIONS (2012 - 2013)
John Wolfe Compton, Guitar and Vocals. Josh Benz, drums. Richard Tams, Keyboard, bass and vocals.
Wild Mountain Honey, Steve Miller Cover Band (2011 - 2012)
John Wolfe Compton, lead vocal and guitar. Greg Douglas, lead guitar. Troy Molsberry, drums. Yolanda Johnston, backup vocals. David Paul Windham, keyboard. Kent Malmberg, guitar.
THE JOHN WOLFE COMPTON BAND (2003 - PRESENT)
A few videos of me, performing live.
THE COMPLETE ARCHIVE (1996 - 2016)