John Schroeder is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He plays finger-style 6 and 12 string guitar and mixes elements of folk, blues, jazz and funk into a unique style of guitar playing and songwriting. Over his years of playing and performing he has toured the world as the lead guitarist for rock and roll icon Frankie Valli, jammed with the Steve Miller Band onstage and opened up for the indie duo Pomplamoose on their 2014 tour. He loves to connect with an audience and weaves personal stories and monologues between songs at his shows. This is his first time playing in Santa Cruz.