John Mayock and the Homesteaders EPK page

John Mayock and The Homesteaders are a band of nationally recognized musicians capable of captivating, engaging and entertaining a broad audience.

The Homesteaders have quickly become New England's best kept secret.  Constructing a show that interweaves singer/songwriter John Mayock's critically acclaimed original music while mining a deep vein of classic roots rock material that you forgot you loved. They are filling a void in the region delivering New American Roots Rock, and critics and fans alike are taking notice.


John Mayock:  Vocals/Guitar
Celebrated singer/songwriter played alongside Al Anderson, Tommy Ardolino and Terry Adams of NRBQ, Buddy Cage, Will Kimbrough and Gary Burr. Makes music for TV show Cash and Treasure and Emeril Green.

Dennis Cotton: Drummer/Humorist

Played with Savoy Brown, Commander Cody, Duke Robillard, J Geils,  and Gavin Degraw. Session drummer on over 40 albums. Recorded music for TV, radio, film and has toured worldwide.

Dennis Fancher: Guitar/Vocals

Played withg James Montgomery, Jaimo and Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, Mike Gordon of Phish, Max Creek, Gordon Stone and U.P. Wilson.

Jeff Belcher: Bass/Vocals
Acclaimed singer/songrwiter.Hartt School of music graduate. 20 year veteran of regional music scene.
He hopes to one day have a bio as impressive as everyone else in the band.


"...tight, country flavored... harmonies and solid song craft...a strong backing band that fills out their rootsy, rustic, Americana sound."
Paul Burton, Music Review Magazine

"...strong vocal harmonies and catchy melodic hooks on aching, airy songs with a folksy Americana bend...a subtle twangy pop sound...a vintage garage feel...quietly psychedelic"
Eric R. Danton, The Hartford Courant

"It's a sign of (the bands) skill as songwriters and performers that the cover tunes...are mostly indistinguishable from the (bands) own tunes."
Eric R. Danton, The Hartford Courant

"60's style country-rock....catchy guitar riff(s) and vocal harmonies that shine with the golden hue of the autumn sun."
Eric R Danton, The Hartford Courant

"(This) roots rock ensemble...earned the band a devoted local following...airplay on stations WHCN, WWUH, and WCCC while their live shows included performances with The Greg Allman Band, NRBQ, The Guess Who, Lone Justice and The Beat Farmers."
Jeff Stitz - MyRoots Magazine

You guys rock! Everyone sounds #$%^&* great!
Jeff Pevar 

"The band produce a cool collection of original songs that feel as good as they sound."


John Mayock



Audio Bio

Audio Bio on the Band. Click play below to listen. (7:10)
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John Mayock and Homesteader Songs

Battle Cry (4:05)
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Cover tune samples

JM&TH plays music by many of the great bands in the Roots Rock genre including:
The Band
Tom Petty
Steve Earl
Ryan Adams
Buffalo Springfield
The Byrds
Wilco &  Billy Bragg
And many more!