John McLachlan

John McLachlan standing by a beachside. He is wearing a brown jacket, khaki pants and holding a guitar with a brown finish

British Columbia born folk singer/songwriter John McLachlan’s original folk songs are hand-woven from his own roots, and the history and salty air of Canada’s west coast.

Over the next 20 years he toured his original songs in many corners of British Columbia—from Nazko to Kyuquot, Fort St. John to Princeton, Prince George to Vancouver— presenting hundreds of performances as community concerts and programs for schools about Canadian history. He took a school show to Saskatchewan, played folk clubs across Canada and performed in Bogotá, Colombia.

John took a hiatus from touring and worked as a graphic designer, arts administrator (BC Touring Council, Creative City Network of Canada) and arts grant coordinator before returning to music in 2014. Since then he has recorded four albums of original songs, and is in the process of releasing multiple tribute albums of Gordon Lightfoot albums from the early 1970s.John calls Hornby Island (K’òmoks Traditional Territory), home.

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