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John Durant
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Welcome to my website!

   My name is John Durant, and I'm an active multi-genre songwriter,composer, and producer affiliated with BMI in Nashville, Tennessee. I own a home studio capable of producing finished masters for artists and for music placements in film and television. I've been working on a music catalog of songs and instrumentals across a wide spectrum ranging from rock and country songs to jazz and symphonic works. I'm not afraid to take on new challenges to expand my musical palette, and I'm constantly looking for ways to increase my production efficiency to meet tight deadlines. I have long term collaborations with songwriters and composers which helps me to maintain a much broader musical and lyrical range. Most of my co-writers have many years of experience in songwriting and composition, and we all focus our efforts to create finished quality masters with commercial appeal.    
I primarily created this website to showcase my music, but I also want to introduce folks to my other creative efforts. I've always had a lot of creative energy to burn, and I find that each form of art helps to reinforce my other artistic disciplines. I believe that working with visual arts can help stimulate my songwriting, and I found that working with photography and video comes in handy for promotional uses on the internet. I usually set aside a little time for freelance writing and poetry to take a break from the confines of writing music lyrics, and I've added music and pictures to the poetry pages for a "multimedia-style" presentation. My art and photography pages are further down the navigator bar, and feature some of my original oil paintings and reference photos. I've also included some art-related articles, and hope to be writing some how-to articles when I get a little more time. 

I hope that you find something in this site that touches your heart in some way, and I hope that you'll visit on a regular basis!

  Thanks for stopping by!


"Drunk Man with Alley Cat"
Original oil painting by John Durant

 A drunk man sitting in an alleyway picks up and pets his new found friend, a stray alleycat. In a sense they're both "strays" without anyone to go home to, and no one to love them. Together they find a little comfort and peace in their otherwise cold, cruel world. 



John at Nashville Zoo











 "A Sweet Escape"

Copyright March 2011 by John Durant


I rest my aged scarred hands

on the eighty eight

black and white keys

and make my mind

a blank canvas


I tap a few notes

to begin my journey:

life's shackles

fall to the floor

with a heavy metallic clank 


I saddle and mount

my spirit horse

and steer her

toward the open gate

onto an endless beach,

through an alpine meadow,

up to the clouds and beyond;

past planets, stars, and galaxies


to far away places

within myself


infinite possibilities

and adventures await me 


What a sweet escape... 








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