although many associate John Fatum with the New York City/Brooklyn music scene (or as singing drummer for The Rad Trads) , it’s his midwestern upbringing that permeates through his songs like winter sunlight, singing in the car on a long road trip, or Cuban food in Chicago. While John might point to Bruce Springsteen as his hero, it’s his peers such as The Brother Brothers, Bailen, Sarah Jarosz, Buck Meek, Hannah Read, Taylor Ashton, Ana Egge, Jefferson Hamer, Bridget Kearney and Wyndham Baird that have had the greatest impact on his musical growth.