John Roderick

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Roderick performing "Nemeses"

John Roderick (born September 13, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a musician known for being the lead singer/guitarist of the band The Long Winters. He was a guest on JoCo Cruise Crazy and appeared again on JoCo Cruise Crazy 2. He performed lead vocals on the song "Nemeses" on Jonathan Coulton's latest album, Artificial Heart (and has performed the song live with JoCo on several occasions in the Pacific Northwest, including the PAX Prime 2011 show). Roderick also appears in the song's music video. He has also made an album of Christmas songs with JoCo, named One Christmas at a Time.

John Roderick was listed at number one on Paste Magazine's 50 Musicians Worth Following on Twitter.

Alternate bio from the JoCo Cruise performers page:

John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both dangerously edgy and completely huggable, in contravention of established Seattle practice. Equally talented at almost any instrument, (except guitar, at which he is even more talented), John has made it nearly impossible for any other musicians to find work in Washington State, effectively playing ALL the music that needs to be played. John is also a widely respected journalist, an extensively quoted author and philosopher, a prima ballerina, a cowboy and an astronaut.

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