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“John Flynn’s songwriting carries a wide open heart – they are both fierce and tender.  Think Cat Stevens … with a bit more folk rock and edge.”  
– Mary Sue Twohy, SiriusXM

New Beginnings-Next Step member Curtis Reed receives a standing ovation after addressing the audience about the program at this year’s benefit concert

November, 2017

Hi Friends,

Hope this note finds you all well!

A few upcoming shows I wanted to put on your radar…

Thursday, November 16th I’ll be back in Sykesville MD at Baldwins Station (

And Wednesday December 13th will be my 21st Annual Holiday Benefit Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher, a therapeutic summer camp for kids dealing with HIV/Aids. The show will take place at the Sellersville Theater and will feature friends and special guests Lizanne Knott, Michael Braunfeld, and Harvey (In the Morning). (

I’ll be back in New York for some shows in January and performing an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Convention in Kansas City in February. Look for info on my web site. (

My little west coast tour last month was a blast.  Beth and I had a great time connecting with old friends and – since more and more of my days have been getting taken up with my guys here in Delaware -- I really enjoyed getting out and doing some back to back shows. (By the third night I wasn’t even forgetting the lyrics to my songs!)

Before heading home, Beth and I took a little side trip out to Joshua Tree and got to do some hiking in the desert--

Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Cap Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

In other news…  I’m proud to announce that I have assembled the inaugural Board of Directors for New Beginnings-Next Step, Inc. I’m very grateful that these amazing, talented and caring folks have agreed to have my back as we move forward in growing our work both inside and outside of Delaware’s prisons. Stay tuned, ‘cause something tells me this is only the beginning!

Our Board Of Directors is:

Frank Hoffmann
Hoffmann & Associates
Former New Beginnings volunteer

Robert Fox
Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 
Wilmington College

Glenn Pfeil
President ,
21st-Century Insurance

Cathy Weaver
Senior Vice President for Mission Integration,
Mercy Healthcare System

Sandy Stefanowicz
Professional Development Coordinator/ Acting Teacher/ Career Consultant,
Voice Box LLC.
New Beginnings and Next Step volunteer

Ashley Biden
Executive Director,
Delaware Center for Justice

I’ll keep you updated on all the exciting goings on in the coming months. Thanks for your continued support of my music and my work!



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