Since 22 October, 2021
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John Baymore
Wilton, NH
United States

PRO Affiliation (CAE/IPI)

BMI -550991555



  • Arrangement
  • Drums
  • Drums (acoustic)
  • Electronic drums
  • Mixing
  • Percussion
  • Vocals (male)


Drummer, Vocalist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Home Studio, Songwriter

I grew up in a house that had many instruments in it. My father was a multi-instrument musician and the leader of the First Army Band in Europe in WWII. I was formally trained on the trumpet from grade school through high school (was able to read music well back then). But the drums captured me. I started in jazz and then moved on to rock.

I'm returning to doing music after a long absence. In the mid 60s thru early 70s I was a professional musician. I did lots of gigging and spent some time in Boston and NYC recording studios (all analog then). Fortunately or unfortunately, I burned out on the lifestyle in 1973, and walked away from the music biz, even though a major label was talking to our band (Clear Sky) about picking us up.

I developed my other career as a visual artist, and have had great success with that, with my work now in museum collections in many countries from here to Japan, Korea, and PRo China. I recently retired from lots of years teaching art at the college level. I still work in my own visual art studio.

Discovering "Playing For Change" is sort of responsible for luring me back into music once again. The idea of the world-wide collaboration possibilities and the technology that allows that to happen both have intrigued me greatly. As did the incredible quality of the music I was hearing from their efforts.

I'm mainly interested in doing collaborative recording work via exchanges of tracks and the like. My main interest is currently blues and blues-influenced rock. I would like to eventually help put together a "virtual" band for recording work.

You can find an old 1972 recording from my band "Clear Sky" here:

You can find a recent 2021 release on which I did drums and other percussion as well as mixing and mastering here:

Favorite Genres

  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • Country
  • Jazz
  • Old School
  • R&B
  • Rock
  • taiko
  • World

Recording Setup

Gretsch acoustic 5 piece, Zildjians. Roland TD-27kv e-kit plus extras. Other misc. percussion. Home studio. Studio One Professional 5, Motu audio interface, Yamaha mixer, KRK studio monitors plus 2 other consumer speakers (for comparisons) off PreSonus Monitor Station 2, PreSonus Faderport 8 and 16, Solid State Logic UC1, multiple TC electronics hardware components. Various Shure, MXL, Audio Dynamics, and other mics.

Session Work

Varies depending on the project.

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