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John Wayland Harr

Acoustic Guitar from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 1000 miles
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$150 - $1200 per event
Hello there! Thanks for visiting my page. Here's a bit about me and how I can help you with your special event:

I have had the privilege of providing music for MANY, MANY wineries, wine bars, cocktail parties, weddings, dinners, restaurants, concerts, and other public and private events in my career. I have been especially busy performing since moving to the Pacific NW in August 2008. I have played for events all throughout this region from Seattle to Eastern Washington, the Oregon Coast to the Columbia Gorge, Southern and Central Oregon, the Mt. Rainer area, etc. I have played at many different venues in this region including: Benson Hotel, Tiffany Center, Portland Art Museum, Portland City Grill, Portland Hilton, RingSide Fish House, Andina restaurant, Black Butte Ranch, Timberline Lodge, Surfsands Resort, Stephanie Inn, Ecola State Park, Tu Tu Tun Lodge, Cave B Inn, Skamania Lodge, Crystal Mountain, many McMenamins locations, private residences, and many other locales. I have also served many corporate clients such as NIKE, Sunset Porsche, Whole Foods, New Seasons, University Of Portland, KRUG Champagne, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Otak Inc., Umpqua Bank, Macy's, The Language Conservancy, The Flawless Foundation, Silverlink, PCOGS, and others.

My playing style and repertoire is largely influenced by my classical guitar and jazz studies, however, as you can see from my song list I play MUCH more than that. I also play pop, Spanish, Brazilian, South American, Baroque, original, and other styles as well. If you have specific songs/pieces you would like incorporated into your event or if you would like me to focus on a specific style of music please let me know. I am more than happy to learn them or to tailor the playlist to meet your wishes.

At my performances you can expect to hear nylon and steel string acoustic guitars. I primarily play solo instrumental guitar music, however, I also occasionally use a loop pedal and electric guitar which allows me to create the sound of a full band which can help keep the musical airwaves fresh and interesting. Just let me know what type of services (classical guitar, instrumental pop, jazz, etc.) you would like and I will gladly prepare the music according to your request. I also play regularly with my guitar duo which plays jazz primarily. Having a duo has a different energy level and a fuller sound in general. Please let me know if you are interested in having me play in this format.

I have had the privilege of working with MANY different clients over the years and I strive to create a pleasant working experience with each one. This includes brides/grooms, restaurant owners, private party hosts, corporate companies, shop owners, and others. I make a diligent effort to respond to all emails and phone calls in a timely manner, to be as clear with communication as possible, and seek to fulfill the wishes of whomever I am serving. I should also mention that I really enjoy what I do. It has been my dream to be a professional guitarist since I was 12 years old. I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living.

Thanks again for visiting here. I hope to hear from you!
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My husband and I am so happy to have found John Wayland Harr for our wedding ceremony music! We were married in a beautiful gothic style church and really wanted the music to match, elegant and unique to our personal tastes. John was wonderful to work with. He gave guidance in choosing our music by suggesting songs that fit the style I described. He also guided us in the timeline of music played during the ceremony which was really helpful. He was always very timely in our correspondence and arrived very early on the wedding day to set-up his equipment. Afterwards, everyone complimented the beautiful music :) John Harr is an excellent choice! Thanks John!

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John was really lovely to work with. He was accommodating, timely, flexible and organized, and his performance was just stellar! If you are seeking a solo guitarist for your event, John is a great bet. He also worked well with our other performers, and took the initiative to coordinate with them onsite to ensure a smooth performance. He wowed our group with his skill and we couldn't be happier. Thank you, John!

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John is a true gem! He was courteous and accommodating and his playlist is extensive. He gave us a ton of options and played everything beautifully. We appreciate his reaching out to us prior to the event to confirm all details and reaching out to us post event to say thank you. He is humble and an amazing talent who we look forward to working with again!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
9
RingSide Fish House
Portland, OR
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Dec
15
House Concert
Portland, OR
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jan
7
Stephanie Inn
Cannon Beach, OR
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Jan
14
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Feb
3
Aurora Colony Vineyards
Aurora, OR
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jul
1
Wedding Reception
Cannon Beach, OR
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Dec
3
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Portland, OR
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2016
Dec
2
Persimmon Country Club
Gresham, OR
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Nov
27
Holloran Vineyard Wines
Dundee, OR
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Nov
19
Egyptian Theatre
Coos Bay, OR
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Nov
16
Income Property Management
Portland, OR
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Nov
11
RingSide Fish House
Portland, OR
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Adventure Of A Lifetime
Coldplay
Air On The G String
J.S. Bach
All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers
All Of Me
John Legend
All The Things You Are
Kern/Hammerstein
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles
Alone Together
Schwartz/Dietz
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
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Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note John Wayland Harr will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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