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John Darnielle

Songwriter & Vocalist for the Mountain Goats; Author of "Devil House"

Songwriter & Vocalist for the Mountain Goats; Author of "Devil House"

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Durham, NC, USA
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John Darnielle Biography

John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats. He's also the author of several books, including "Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality," "Wolf in White Van," Universal Harverster," and "Devil House."

The Mountain Goats was first formed in Claremont, California, by Darnielle. He was the band's sole member for many years, despite the plural moniker. Although he remains the core member of the band, he has worked with a variety of collaborators over time, including bassist and vocalist Peter Hughes, drummer Jon Wurster, multi-instrumentalist Matt Douglas, singer-songwriter Franklin Bruno, bassist and vocalist Rachel Ware, singer-songwriter and producer John Vanderslice, guitarist Kaki King, and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark. Most recently, the Mountain Goats released the album "Dark in Here."

Darnielle lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and son.

John Darnielle Videos

  • The Mountain Goats - What's In My Bag? [Home Edition]
    John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats shares some of his favorite albums from his collection at home. The Mountain Goats' latest album 'Getting Into...
  • Playing Dungeons and Dragons with John Darnielle of Mountain Goats
    We surprised John Darnielle, lead singer of the Mountain Goats, with a custom campaign of Dungeons and Dragons based on their new full-length album...
  • John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van
    The principal member of the band The Mountain Goats talks about his debut novel, Wolf in White Van.

John Darnielle Books

  • Devil House: A Novel
    Devil House: A Novel
  • Universal Harvester: A Novel
    Universal Harvester: A Novel
  • Wolf In White Van
    Wolf In White Van
  • Black Sabbath's Master of Reality
    Black Sabbath's Master of Reality

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John Darnielle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Darnielle for your event is available upon request. John Darnielle generally travels from Durham, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Judy Collins, Jawny, Michelle Zauner, Penn Masala and Rory Feek. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Darnielle for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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