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John Raymond Pollard: Bio


John Raymond Pollard is a gifted story teller. Whether personal or political in nature, his songs are crafted in his intimate, “alternative world” style. John’s expressive voice enlivens sparkling lyrics that move to an array of compelling rhythms.

Focusing on songwriting and recording, John splits his time between New York City and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. His songs have been heard on the radio and podcasts in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. Pollard has performed in venues as varied as the Bandshell in New York’s Central Park, Rockwood Music Hall, and Casa da Musica, in Bahia.

For over a decade, Pollard has recorded and released several albums as well as a few singles:

2015 Yoga / The Law of Desire
2013 Depth of Love (single featuring Francine Saltares)
2011 Perfect
2010 Disk Covered 80's
2010 Deep in the Red; Black & Blue: Songs for a Great Depression
2009 Dreams
2009 Not on My Space (single)
2008 Wintertime Sky * Winter Holiday (single)
2008 Brasilience
2007 Character
2007 Guantanamo (single)
2005 Map of the AmericAs Linhas da Mão
2004 Body Politic
2002 Passion, Poison, & Politik
2000 Sand, Surf, Sea, & Sky.

A number of John Raymond Pollard’s songs have appeared on compilation albums. Pollard is an original member of the New York based 21st Street Sessions Songwriters’ Group. In recent years he has collaborated on songs with a number of talented musicians in the USA and Brazil.