Eddie, John

Born in Richmond, VA, in 1959, John Eddie relocated to New Jersey as an adult to pursue his musical career. A popular live draw on the club scene, he was joined on-stage on occasion by Bruce Springsteen. Signing a record deal with CBS/Sony, his self-titled debut was well-received in 1986 with its blend of bar-room swagger and heartland rock. The infectious single "Jungle Boy" climbed to the middle portion of the Top 100 chart, but his sophomore effort failed to ignite, despite the attention he received on such high-profile gigs as opening for Bob Seger and The Kinks. Released by Sony, Eddie signed with Elektra, but his third album for the label was never released, leading to several years of legal battles. Starting his own label, Lost American Thrill Show Records, Eddie issued Seven Songs Since My Last Confession and Happily Never After, both produced by T-Bone Wolk (Hall and Oatkes, Elvis Costello). Eddie continued to tour extensively and inked a distribution deal through Lost Highway Records.