John was born in San Francisco, growing up in the Bay Area, spending summers on the Russian River at his family’s summer cabin in Rio Nido. Taking over the family cabin, John has been living full time on the River since the early 70’s. His love of music was influenced and nourished by the San Francisco music scene of the 1960’s. Tuning into a pirate radio station broadcast from Mt. Hamilton, he harbored a desire to be a DJ himself. John’s on air persona, John the Fisherman, comes from his years as a commercial fisherman, first out of Humboldt Bay, then Tomales and Bodega Bay. His radio show, Treasures from the Deep, is an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, reggae and bluegrass.