John Monnecka offers up a total package rarely seen among contemporary singer/songwriters. As technically skilled a guitarist and musical arranger as any great in the business, his edgy and soulful, baritone vocals may arguably be richer. And then there’s the passion. From his smouldering, blues-infused, acoustic guitar work lasting up to four hours without a break, to the most gut-wrenching love song poured out as though a private confession, it is John Monnecka’s passion as a live performer which defines the core of his music. And it is precisely this element which eludes capture by any studio recording, however well produced. John Monnecka must be seen and heard live to be experienced fully.