Biography

John Silliman Dodge

The short version:  I've been playing guitar, writing songs, and composing instrumental music for over 50 years. I was an ATCO Records recording artist in the 80’s, a radio program director in the 90’s and 2000's, a Sirius/XM DJ also in the 2000’s, and today I'm a frequent performer in clubs in Portland, Oregon (my home town) and on Cape Cod (my other home town). I've been a guitar student of both Tommy Emmanuel and Pierre Bensusan and my influences range from classical to folk to rock to jazz to pop. As a result, my performances feature a wide range of styles—360 degrees of guitar from Bach to Hendrix to flamenco. Please explore Songs & Lyrics for more...