John Eric Booth or “J-E-B” (pronounced as letters, not simply “JEB”) for short picked up his nickname from famed Bandleader Pat Longo when he embarked on his singing career. Quite a nom de plume coming from a man who worked with “The King Of Cool” Dean Martin. “I take my performances very seriously, but I can be a goof at the same time. I love entertaining my audience with music AND my sense of humor,” he says.
Whether it’s in a small nightclub setting with a trio or a Performance Arts Center with Symphony J-E-B can reach any audience with his smooth song stylings. While old-school values also greatly influence him as a person, he emphasizes that in the aspect of music it is paramount to embrace modern flair. This allows him, as an artist who sings classic music, to reach younger audiences. “Kids need this now more than ever!”
Getting messages from a new fan about how his music has touched their lives is a pulse that keeps him going Booth mentions. “It impacts me positively on a variety of personal levels and constantly enriches my life by making a difference in others. I consider it quite an accomplishment to have gained avid fans from far away countries such as Hungary, Germany, Ireland, Japan Sweden and England.”
“I take my performances very seriously, but I can be a goof at the same time. I love entertaining my audience with music AND my sense of humor,”
“My best album ever is unfolding for 2022. Great songs. Real strings and our own arrangements from the ground up. It’s very exciting. It was time to change directions just a bit and shine on some appreciation for such artists as Engelbert Humperdinck, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and a few other surprises thrown in. But each recording includes my own flair applied. We’re having a ball recording it.”
J-E-B considers entertaining his fans as his greatest indulgence as a singer. He says his fans are the spring that propel him to higher musical levels and visions.