John Boudreau is currently a student at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He began to write for Turntablr because he saw it as a great way to continue and expand the dialogue about what makes “good music” to a wider and more diverse audience. In addition to his nascent blogging career, he accounts himself a freelance writer and musician. John cut his teeth on his dad’s classic rock collection before coming under the sway of pop-punk, garage rock and third-wave ska in middle school. After taking up the guitar, he became acutely interested in American roots music—blues, jazz, rock & roll, classic soul, and R&B. He likes anything with loud guitars, a fat horn section and a strong backbeat.