Former College Professor John Fishell Drops New Pop Rock Track ‘Hell’s Bells’

John Fishell who is a former college professor and now is a rock singer/songwriter/guitarist as well as a recording engineer, producer has just released a rock-pop track “Hell’s Bells”.

Unusual life experiences, overt and covert influences, and a constant switching of “hats” are all skillfully combined and purposefully contrasted within a deceptively straightforward rock architecture.

His formal classical training, as well as his professional background in jazz and world music, occasionally come through. You just need to dig on the heavy rock that John will carry to you.

Early in life, John began taking piano lessons but (regrettably) stopped. He then began learning the cello while also learning how to play the guitar. He began the production process with a four-track cassette machine and later ran a live sound reinforcement service fit for a small club.

When John was a college student studying music, NEA Jazz Master David Liebman asked him to record a big band album.

As a result of their friendship, John went on to engineer albums for other NEA Jazz Masters like Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Cobb, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, and Billy Hart.

Beyond the Line, an album by the Dave Liebman Big Band, received a “Best Instrumental Arrangement” Grammy nomination in 2002.

John has taught in prestigious music recording programmes at Middle Tennessee State University, University of Colorado at Denver, and Ball State University in his capacity as an unlikely full-time college professor.

He also founded a successful programme at Purdue University – Fort Wayne. John produced, recorded, and played his own music during this time. John retired from teaching in 2021 so that he could focus entirely on his own music, and now we’re here.

Listen and enjoy the new release “Hell’s Bells” by John Fishell below!


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