It’s hard enough to master one musical instrument. Let alone be able to play eight or more. But John Heinrich plays his vast array of instruments effortlessly every time.
With talent and hard work, Heinrich has performed with some of the biggest stars in the music industry. Among his many talents, Heinrich can play the saxophone, pedal steel guitar, dobro, flute, lap steel, clarinet, oboe, and English horn. The list doesn’t end there, though. Heinrich still has many more up his sleeves.
The musician is currently playing steel and sax with none other than Ronnie Milsap. Previously, he has performed with TG Sheppard and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees in Hollywood, Florida. Heinrich had performed in front of thousands in the world’s most prominent stages. He played soprano sax on Nokie Edwards’ CD project, The Golden Fingers of Nokie Edwards. Heinrich was the section leader and tenor sax for Percy Sledge in 2009.
He considers his project with Jack Clement featuring Louis Armstrong his best session of all time. Aside from that, he also had the opportunity to make incredible sounds with Wayne Jackson in the Memphis Horns. In 1991, he played live for Hank Williams Jr. on The Lone Wolf. There’s more! Heinrich played a live gig with Peter Noonan of Herman’s Hermits.
His saxophone skills have been on a project that features a couple of solos by Steve Lukather, the guitarist from TOTO. He has also played steel on projects in his hometown, Nashville, Tennessee, that features artists such as Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, and Crystal Gayle.
Today, Heinrich is taking on two different roles: one as a musician and the other as a music producer.
Apart from playing with the most iconic stars in the music business, Heinrich also does recordings for individual clients and companies. He is working closely with his agents and producers who make it possible for his music to be maximized and used in many forms. Heinrich is not new to the process of recording quality audio and sending them to clients all over the world. He is professional at what he does. Through his world-class recordings, Heinrich has built a significant clientele that trusts his abilities as an artist.
As a producer, Heinrich works with upcoming artists, singers, and songwriters who want to execute their music professionally. He works with any budget because he knows how hard it is for new musicians to get their feet in the business. Heinrich currently holds two music publishing companies. One is in BMI, and the other is in ASCAP.
Heinrich is confident that he can help aspiring musicians to reach their goals. He is looking forward to working with artists who are passionate about the 70s and 80s pop, new country, indie, alternative rock, R&B, and soul music. Heinrich is willing to work with anyone who has a good song in mind and comes in a strong melody. This year, he has produced three talented artists and is looking forward to achieving more success with them in the future.
Heinrich is genuinely a musician at heart. He has been through ups and downs in his career, but he is still running the race. If things get out of control and appear to be at their worst, Heinrich takes a step back and chooses to see the bigger picture. His attitude and positive outlook make a big difference in how he plays his music and how he helps other artists to reach their dreams.
“I have always felt that, when things are at their worst, if you can step back and say, ‘I still love what I am doing,’ then you are doing what you should be. This attitude and my multi-instrumental talents will be the deciding factor, separating myself from the pack. I can bring a lot to the table because of my experience. It has worked for me this far, and I’m not about to fix it now,” he concludes.
Know more about Heinrich through his website.