John Lewitt is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Toronto, Canada. He writes and records music which weaves its way through multiple genres; Country, Folk Rock, and Americana.
On May 13th, 2022 he will release his 7th album, the Americana 'The Beaten Path'. Leaning heavily into the Americana genre and spanning the width of what that means - from the early beginnings of The Band to current artists like Jason Isbell, he hopes that you will find a song here that you can fall in love with.
John licenses his music to Film & TV and other similar opportunities. The CBS TV show 'The Young & The Restless' has used many of his songs multiple times over the past few years (including two recent usages of 'For All Time' from the upcoming 'The Beaten Path' album). Last year one of his songs was licensed by a Fortune 500 for a social media campaign and that same tune was recently licensed for use in a VR Fitness app!
He is proud to have had the following songs played frequently on Canadian radio, ranging from CBC Radio’s Afternoon Drive & Fresh Air shows to regional stations; “Go On”, “The Reason Why”, “Fallback (Stage Fright)”, "Perfect Storm", "All Good Things" and “Figure It Out”.
Over his career he has played in a variety of bands and at a variety of venues. Some of his favourite appearances include playing at Roy Thompson Hall (Toronto), the Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto), C'est What (Toronto), the French Quarter Festival (New Orleans), and Park West (Chicago).
The Divide and Conquer website had this to say in summary of his last album;
"Stories I Tell the Snowman was a walk down memory lane for me, as anyone who grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s can relate to the references mentioned in the song’s lyrics. Productions wise, Lewitt did a fantastic job – a cohesive album all around."
Recording Magazine has featured his songs several times over the past few years and this is a sampling of what Marty Peters has had to say about his work: “Catchy, catchy tune….A fine summer soundtrack… John is quite obviously a talented musician and engineer; the good performances and tones he achieved would have been impossible if he were not.”