John Hightower : Drum


John has been playing guitar and drums for 45 years as a soloist and group performer. He studied percussion at the University of South Florida, Tampa, from 1972-1975 playing in ensembles and the USF Jazz Band.

He has studied classical and pop guitar styles from 1977-1979 with Mary Ackerman who now heads the guitar department at Kennesaw State and he has improved his current finger-picking style from his many years of playing restaurant and concert venues around Atlanta.

For 11 years he has been a regular performer in many metro Atlanta restaurants including The Gulf Coast Grill and the Local Kitchen and Tap in Suwanee, the Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier, Mia Italiano in Cumming and the
Frontera and El Porton restaurants throughout the city.

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