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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 record songs and instrumentals across a wide spectrum including rock, blues, jazz, country and symphonic
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
I hope that you find something in this site that touches
your heart in some way.
Thanks for stopping by!
"Drunk Man with Alley Cat"
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.
"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
tap a few notes
to begin my journey:
fall to the floor
with a heavy metallic clank
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,
to far away places
adventures await me
What a sweet escape...
Click here to see my St George's Island vacation photos! Enjoy!