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John Wayland Harr Acoustic Guitarist from Portland, OR

Will travel up to 1000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 102 Reviews
  • 173 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 13 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per event

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Hello there! Thanks for visiting my page. Here's a bit about me and how I can help you with your special event: I have had the privilege of providing music for MANY, MANY wineries, wine bars, cocktail parties, weddings, dinners, restaurants, concerts, and other public and private events in my career. I have been especially busy performing since moving to the Pacific NW in August 2008. I have played for events all throughout this region from Seattle to Eastern Washington, the Oregon Coast to the Columbia Gorge, Southern and Central Oregon, the Mt. Rainer area, etc. I have played at many different venues in this region including: Benson Hotel, Tiffany Center, Portland Art Museum, Portland City Grill, Portland Hilton, RingSide Fish House, Andina restaurant, Black Butte Ranch, Timberline Lodge, Surfsands Resort, Stephanie Inn, Ecola State Park, Tu Tu Tun Lodge, Cave B Inn, Skamania Lodge, Crystal Mountain, many McMenamins locations, private residences, and many other locales. I have also served many corporate clients such as NIKE, Sunset Porsche, Whole Foods, New Seasons, University Of Portland, KRUG Champagne, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Otak Inc., Umpqua Bank, Macy's, The Language Conservancy, The Flawless Foundation, Silverlink, PCOGS, and others. My playing style and repertoire is largely influenced by my classical guitar and jazz studies, however, as you can see from my song list I play MUCH more than that. I also play pop, Spanish, Brazilian, South American, Baroque, blues, original, and other styles as well. If you have specific songs/pieces you would like incorporated into your event or if you would like me to focus on a specific style of music please let me know. I am more than happy to learn them or to tailor the playlist to meet your wishes. At my performances you can expect to hear nylon and steel string acoustic guitars. I primarily play solo instrumental guitar music, however, I also occasionally use a loop pedal and electric guitar which allows me to create the sound of a full band which can help keep the musical airwaves fresh and interesting. Just let me know what type of services (classical guitar, instrumental pop, jazz, etc.) you would like and I will gladly prepare the music according to your request. I also play regularly with my guitar duo which plays jazz primarily. Having a duo has a different energy level and a fuller sound in general. Please let me know if you are interested in having me play in this format. I have had the privilege of working with MANY different clients over the years and I strive to create a pleasant working experience with each one. This includes brides/grooms, restaurant owners, private party hosts, corporate companies, shop owners, and others. I make a diligent effort to respond to all emails and phone calls in a timely manner, to be as clear with communication as possible, and seek to fulfill the wishes of whomever I am serving. I should also mention that I really enjoy what I do. It has been my dream to be a professional guitarist since I was 12 years old. I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living. Thanks again for visiting here. I hope to hear from you!


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Review by Milodie B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 12, 2014From Mount Angel, OR

My husband and I am so happy to have found John Wayland Harr for our wedding ceremony music! We were married in a beautiful gothic style church and really wanted the music to match, elegant and unique to our personal tastes. John was wonderful to work with. He gave guidance in choosing our music by suggesting songs that fit the style I described. He also guided us in the timeline of music played during the ceremony which was really helpful. He was always very timely in our correspondence and arrived very early on the wedding day to set-up his equipment. Afterwards, everyone complimented the beautiful music :) John Harr is an excellent choice! Thanks John!

Review by Gretchen L.

ConventionReviewed on October 4, 2013From Walla Walla, WA

John was really lovely to work with. He was accommodating, timely, flexible and organized, and his performance was just stellar! If you are seeking a solo guitarist for your event, John is a great bet. He also worked well with our other performers, and took the initiative to coordinate with them onsite to ensure a smooth performance. He wowed our group with his skill and we couldn't be happier. Thank you, John!

Review by Corina A.

Private PartyReviewed on July 25, 2014From Issaquah, WA

John is a true gem! He was courteous and accommodating and his playlist is extensive. He gave us a ton of options and played everything beautifully. We appreciate his reaching out to us prior to the event to confirm all details and reaching out to us post event to say thank you. He is humble and an amazing talent who we look forward to working with again!

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Song List 

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  • -(On The Spot)- | John Wayland Harr
  • (All) The Patchwork Below | John Wayland Harr
  • 1999 | Prince
  • A Thousand Years | Christina Perri
  • Adventure Of A Lifetime | Coldplay
  • Air On The G String | J.S. Bach
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream | The Everly Brothers
  • All Of Me | John Legend
  • All The Things You Are | Kern/Hammerstein
  • All You Need Is Love | The Beatles
  • Alone Together | Schwartz/Dietz
  • Amazing Grace | John Newton
  • And I Love Her | The Beatles
  • Annie's Song | John Denver
  • Arioso | J.S Bach
  • Armando's Rhumba | Chick Corea
  • Asturias (Leyenda) | Isaac Albeniz
  • At Home With The Tao | John Wayland Harr
  • Au Privave | Charlie Parker
  • Autumn Leaves | Joseph Kosma
  • Baby, Now That I've Found You | Macaulay/MacLeod
  • Baker Street | Gerry Rafferty
  • Beast Of Burden | The Rolling Stones
  • Bennie And The Jets | Elton John
  • Better Days Ahead | Pat Metheny
  • Billie's Bounce | Charlie Parker
  • Black Mountain Rag | Traditional
  • Blue Bossa | Kenny Dorham
  • Blues For Alice | Charlie Parker
  • Blues For Pat | Charlie Haden
  • Body And Soul | Johnny Green
  • Bright Size Life | Pat Metheny
  • Bud Powell | Chick Corea
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You | Franki Valli And The The Four Seasons
  • Canon | Johann Pachelbel
  • Capricho Arabe | Francisco Tarrega
  • Cavatina (theme from The Deer Hunter) | Stanley Meyers
  • Chameleon | Herbie Hancock
  • Cherokee | Ray Noble
  • Choro de Saudade | Agustin Barrios Mangore
  • Choro to Catarina | Sandro Albert
  • Christmas/Holiday Music
  • Clair de Lune | Claude Debussy
  • Classical Gas | Mason Williams
  • Come As You Are | Nirvana
  • Come Together | The Beatles
  • Concentration On The Peace Within | John Wayland Harr
  • Confirmation | Charlie Parker
  • Crazy For You | Madonna
  • Dakota Contemplations | John Wayland Harr
  • Darn That Dream | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Deacon Blues | Steely Dan
  • Down By The Seaside | Led Zeppelin
  • Edelweiss | Rodgers/Hammerstein
  • El Ultimo Tremolo | Augustine Barrios-Mangoré
  • Eleanor Rigby | The Beatles
  • Emily's Consolation | John Wayland Harr
  • Empty | John Wayland Harr
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World | Tears For Fears
  • Fantasia #9 | Alonso Mudarra
  • Fantasia Original | Jose Vinas
  • Farewell | John Doan
  • Field After Field | John Wayland Harr
  • Fields Of Gold | Sting
  • Fire and Rain | James Taylor
  • Fire Off Your Imagination | John Wayland Harr
  • First Day Of My Life | Bright Eyes
  • Fix You | Coldplay
  • Free | Zac Brown Band
  • Free Fallin' | Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  • From This Moment On | Shania Twain
  • Giant Steps | John Coltrane
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) | ABBA
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun | Cyndi Lauper
  • God Only Knows | The Beach Boys
  • Granada | Isaac Albeniz
  • Green Dolphin Street | Bronislau Kaper
  • Green Mountains | Steve Swallow
  • Groovin' High | Dizzy Gillespie
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 | Erik Satie
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
  • Harvest Moon | Neil Young
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? | Rodgers/Hart
  • Head Over Heels | Tears For Fears
  • Heartbeats | The Knife
  • Here Comes The Sun | The Beatles
  • Hey Jude | The Beatles
  • Home | Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Home | Phillip Phillips
  • How Can I Tell You | Cat Stevens
  • How Great Thou Art | Hymn
  • How Insensitive | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Human Nature | Michael Jackson
  • Hungry Like The Wolf | Duran Duran
  • I Can't Help It | Stevie Wonder
  • I Only Have Eyes For You | The Flamingos
  • I Will | The Beatles
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • I've Got Rhythm | George Gershwin
  • If I Only Had A Brain | Arlen/Harburg
  • In My Life | The Beatles
  • In My Room | The Beach Boys
  • In The Garden | C. Austin Miles
  • In Your Own Sweet Way | Dave Brubeck
  • Island In The Sun | Weezer
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • James | Pat Metheny
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | J.S. Bach
  • Joy | John Wayland Harr
  • Joy Spring | Clifford Brown
  • Just Be Who You Are, Most Naturally | John Wayland Harr
  • Just Friends | Kleenex/Lewis
  • Just What I Needed | The Cars
  • Karma Chameleon | Culture Club
  • Kiss From A Rose | Seal
  • La Catedral | Agustin Barrios Mangore
  • La Fiesta | Chick Corea
  • La Maja Da Goya | Enrique Granados
  • La Vie En Rose | Edith Piaf
  • Last Train Home | Pat Metheny
  • Laura's Theme (from Twin Peaks) | Angelo Badalamenti
  • Lay All Your Love On Me | ABBA
  • Learning To Fly | Tom Petty
  • Life On Mars? | David Bowie
  • Light My Fire | The Doors
  • Linus And Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
  • Love And Some Verses | Iron And Wine
  • Love Me Two Times | The Doors
  • Lucky Southern | Keith Jarrett
  • Lute Suite No. 1, BWV 996 | J.S. Bach
  • Lute Suite No. 4, BWV 1006a | J.S. Bach
  • Maia | John Wayland Harr
  • Marry Me | Train
  • Minuet | J.S. Bach
  • Moment's Notice | John Coltrane
  • Mood For A Day | Steve Howe
  • Moon River | Mancini/Mercer
  • More Today Than Yesterday | The Spiral Starecase
  • Musette | J.S. Bach
  • My Foolish Heart | Victor Young
  • My One And Only Love | Wood/Mellin
  • My Romance | Victor Young
  • Naima | John Coltrane
  • New Chautauqua | Pat Metheny
  • Nothing Else Matters | Metallica
  • Ocean Waves | Bola Sete
  • Ode To Friends | John Wayland Harr
  • Of Sunya | John Wayland Harr
  • Oleo | Sonny Rollins
  • On The Way | David Cullen
  • One Note Samba | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Penny Lane | The Beatles
  • Prairie Etude | John Wayland Harr
  • Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 | J.S. Bach
  • Prelude In C, BWV 846 | J.S. Bach
  • Prelude No. 1 | Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Prelude No. 3 | Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998 | J.S. Bach
  • Rainbow Connection | Williams/Ascher
  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head | B.J. Thomas
  • Recuerdos de Ahlambra | Francisco Tarrega
  • Red White and Yellowstone | Stuart Weber
  • Rock With You | Michael Jackson
  • Romanza | Anonymous
  • Rumores de la Caleta | Isaac Albeniz
  • Runaway Train | Soul Asylum
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • Saturday In The Park | Chicago
  • Say The Brother's Name | Pat Metheny
  • Scrapple From The Apple | Charlie Parker
  • Sevilla | Isaac Albeniz
  • Shout | Tears For Fears
  • Simple Gifts | Joseph Brackett
  • Simple Man | Lynyrd Skynrd
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit | Nirvana
  • So What | Miles Davis
  • Someday My Prince Will Come | Morey/Churchill
  • Someone To Watch Over Me | George Gershwin
  • Something | The Beatles
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow | Arlen/Harburg
  • Song For Life | John Wayland Harr
  • Song For Someone | U2
  • Sound And Vision | David Bowie
  • Space Oddity | David Bowie
  • Spain | Chick Corea
  • Speed Of Light | David Bowie
  • Spring Ain't Here | Pat Metheny
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • Stella By Starlight | Victor Young
  • Stompin' At The Savoy | Edgar Sampson
  • Story Of My Life | One Direction
  • Storybook Love | Theme from "The Princess Bride"
  • Stranger In Moscow | Michael Jackson
  • Striving | John Wayland Harr
  • Stuck In The Middle With You | Stealers Wheel
  • Summer Samba | Marcos Valle
  • Super Mario Bros. Medley | Koji Kondo
  • Sweet Child Of Mine | Guns N' Roses
  • Sweet Home Alabama | Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Take Five | Paul Desmond
  • Take The A Train | Duke Ellington
  • Thank You | Led Zeppelin
  • The Flinstones Theme | Hoyt Curtin
  • The Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • The Legend Of Zelda (main theme) | Koji Kondo
  • The Lone Rhinoceros | Adrian Belew
  • The Long Goodbye | Alan Broadbent
  • The Message | John Wayland Harr
  • The Wedding Song | Paul Stookey
  • Theme from "Un Homme Et Une Femme" | Francis Lai
  • Three Of A Perfect Pair | King Crimson
  • Time In A Bottle | Jim Croce
  • Tuesday | John Wayland Harr
  • Under The Bridge | Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Unity Village | Pat Metheny
  • Untitled JAZZ | John Wayland Harr
  • Valses Poeticos | Enrique Granados
  • Variations on a Theme of Mozart | Fernando Sor
  • Villanesca | Enrique Granados
  • Vincent (Starry Starry Night) | Don McLean
  • Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1002 | J.S. Bach
  • Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001 | J.S. Bach
  • Violin Sonata No. 3, BWV 1005 | J. S. Bach
  • Viva La Vida | Coldplay
  • Wave | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • West Coast Blues | Wes Montgomery
  • What Is The Sound Of One Hand Clapping? | John Wayland Harr
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps | The Beatles
  • Wild Horses | The Rolling Stones
  • Windows | Chick Corea
  • With A Little Help From My Friends | The Beatles
  • Without Hesitation | John Wayland Harr
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Wonderful World | Sam Cooke
  • Yesterday | The Beatles
  • You Are So Beautiful | Fisher/Wilson/Preston
  • You Are The Best Thing | Ray LaMontagne
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life | Stevie Wonder
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want | The Rolling Stones
  • You're Still The One | Shania Twain
  • Your Song | Elton John

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Past Events

December 1, 2023 • Corporate Function
Fri5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Portland, OR
August 31, 2023 • Private Party
Thu6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Portland, OR
May 13, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Oregon City, OR
December 2, 2022 • Christmas Party
Fri5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lake Oswego, OR
November 14, 2021 • Wine Tasting Party
Sun4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sherwood, OR
October 10, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Portland, OR
August 28, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Portland, OR
May 3, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Mon8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Salem, OR
April 24, 2021 • Community Event
Sat12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roseburg, OR
August 15, 2020 • Celebration
Sat1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ridgefield, WA
August 8, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Oregon City, OR
December 12, 2019 • Corporate Function
Thu5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lake Oswego, OR

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