Alternative Country
Thanks to Bob Stinson, Ron Asheton, and Keith Richards, John Velghe is a failed piano player — thanks to John Lennon, Alejandro Escovedo, and Paul Westerberg, he’s a songwriter.

Danny Alexander writes, ”Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Smokey Robinson and John Lennon … Velghe descends from that line, particularly the way John Lennon could take all the enormity and raw power of the rock and roll that came before him and deliver it in a lullaby. Both that scope of vision and that intimacy, after all, are the elements that most obviously connect Lennon to Velghe’s mentor Alejandro Escovedo…”