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At the heart of music is connection. If a song can connect with someone, it's doing its job.

Since I was a little kid picking out songs on the piano, I've been interested in music. At age 12 I got my first guitar, and for the first time felt like maybe I could make music. In college I studied jazz guitar, played in bands and eventually joined indie-rock band, Brother Moses. What follows is music that I've had the privilege of making.  I hope you like it!

In the summer of 2015, I joined some of my best friends, and became a member of Brother Moses. Since then we've written and recorded an EP and LP with producer Raymond Richards, travelled thousands of miles, slept on countless couches, and played some killer shows. I am happy to call these guys bandmates, and honored to call them brothers. Check out our music below!

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Someday I'll get around to recording some solo songs I've written. As for now, here's a video of me covering Passion Pit.

Sleepyhead by Passion Pit covered by John-Lewis Anderson


In 2012 some friends, including my roommate, formed the indie-folk band Little Chief. I guess they got tired of me watching their practices and telling them how good they were, because they soon let me join. The following years would be marked by playing shows all over the country, recording a full length album in Nashville, and inviting people to "join the tribe". When I think about college, I think about Little Chief, and I couldn't be more thankful for that. Listen below.

Little Chief- Brothers


Cat People is a side project that my friend, Andrew Myers, and I had in college. Over the years we gained a small cult following with our yearly Halloween House shows, and our self recorded album, Grandma's House (listen and download for free below). With our goal being to "play indie rock goodness straight to your earholes", this was one of the funnest projects I've ever been a part of.

In 2011 we started writing and recording music in our spare time at Andrew's grandma's unoccupied house, located on the mulberry river. What you are listening to is the product of that.