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A Brief Bio of the Artist John Blangero

Sun King Rising is the musical moniker of singer-songwriter/ pianist extraordinaire, John Blangero.

The 21 songs of his two albums colorfully illustrate Sun King Rising's musical vision, borne of the great tradition of southern noir storytelling, told in a modern new form of the genre.

John first displayed his prodigious musical gifts when he took piano lessons at age five in his hometown of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Five years later, he had absorbed not only the fundamentals of classical music but also gospel and rock music. He joined his first rock band at fourteen and was soon composing and singing his original music, eventually attaining regional popularity with his all-original band, Harlequin.

As the band began to taste success, John was called to put music on the back burner. He entered college, earned his Ph.D., and become a biomedical research scientist...

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