// John Flanagan & the Begin Agains
John Flanagan and the Begin Agains have impressed audiences at festivals around Australia with their lush vocal harmonies, deeply honest storytelling and delicate acoustic textures on banjo, guitars, violin and mandolin. Their stirring sound has been compared to folk/americana artists such as Gillian Welch, James Taylor and Alison Krauss
Q&A, with John (singer/songwriter, banjo player, guitaristDefine your genre in five words or less:
Americana/FolkHow long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?
I wrote songs on the piano when I was younger but only got into the singer/songwriter thing after I finished school. Took me awhile to get any good at itWhat are your favourite venues?
The Thornbury Theatre,What is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?
Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival & Buckley's Brewery (playing), Vince Jones at Bennett's Lane and Dolly Parton at Rod Laver (Watching)Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc
Listening to other great songwriters, going to see other great local acts