This was a night for the books! John made us feel so welcome and supported from the moment we arrived til the moment we pulled out of the driveway. John's home/venue is stunning, but it was the attention to little details that really made the experience so unique and memorable. Fresh flowers, books/music to browse through, various instruments to play, stocked fridges, etc. The best part: John had a framed photo of my wife waiting for me when I walked into the artist bedroom, which was such a thoughtful gesture; it made me tear up! Since my guitarist/producer and I flew in for this show, we were only able to bring limited gear, but every technical need was taken care of. The room sounded great and the crowd was so friendly and attentive. John really cares about his guests and artists and is doing such a wonderful thing to keep songwriters and original music afloat in this challenging industry. What's more, it was inspiring getting to know more about John's life and how he has been able to come out some pretty thick adversity with such a compassionate and positive outlook. I couldn't be more grateful that he bent his "must see artist play live before booking" rule for me. Can't wait to visit Bend again!