John Aulabaugh takes CI Stage


Champaign, Ill. (WCIA) –

We’re excited to be featuring singer-songwriter John Aulabaugh, who will be releasing their new album this summer, on the CI Stage!

Americana Rock n’Roll singer and storyteller. Music with a purpose.

John Aulabaugh is an Americana Rock n’ Roll singer and storyteller with aspirations beyond just a musical career. A philanthropist, businessman, writer, father and husband, every aspect of John’s life informs and inspires his music. His debut solo album, entitled ‘Of Sins Present and Past’, is a compilation of songs about people who have touched his life, with a central focus on the devastating effect of drug and alcohol addiction. The album is produced by Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, WallFlowers), and features Jessy Greene (Foo Fighters, Wilco) on strings and Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam) on drums. John has written a richly illustrated companion book to the album, with chapters corresponding to the backstories behind each song.

John Aulabaugh has been a strong fixture on the music scene here in Central Illinois, and his new album will be his third release in the past six years. We are planning to take his story nationwide with this new release – John is suffering from degenerative disc disease which is literally crushing his spine, and he’s feverishly finishing up this album and planning a small tour before he has to have surgery which could put an end to his performing.

John’s music is amazing – a blend of 70’s rock and Americana, a blend of Warren Zevon and John Mellencamp with Jeff Tweedy and Elliott Smith, with a bit of a political edge. Here is a look at one of of his notable music videos from his previous releases

John is currently working on new videos for the new album with producer John Isberg and should have videos for the new album soon.

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