John Lombardo Folk rock Artist

John lombardo

John Lombardo (born 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York) was one of the founding members of the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs and one of the band's most influential members, writing much of its early material. Called by the Buffalo News "a dominant force" in the Maniacs, Lombardo was in the group from its inception in 1981 until he left in 1986 after the release of their first major-label album, The Wishing Chair. Lombardo cited "creative and political differences" as his reason for leaving the band. Lombardo formed the folk rock duo John & Mary with the classically trained Mary Ramsey, who played violin and viola for 10,000 Maniacs and sang backing vocals on the 1993 album MTV Unplugged. The pair made two recordings under the name John & Mary, Victory Gardens in 1991 and 1993's The Weedkiller's Daughter, called "a garden of shimmering delights" by the Atlanta Constitution. Both albums were released on Rykodisc and are out of print. Lombardo returned to the Maniacs in 1994 after Natalie Merchant's departure, with Ramsey joining as the new lead singer.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 30th, 1952
United States of America
Places lived
Jamestown , New York
pop. 30,737 (2013)

Musical acts

1.10,000 Maniacs College rock, Soft rock, Alternative rock, Rock music, Jangle pop, Folk rock, Post-punk

1981 - 2002

10,000 Maniacs is a United States-based alternative rock band, which formed in 1981 and continues to be active with various line-ups.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Vocals 1981 1993
Jeff Erickson
Guitar 1981
Guitar, Vocals 1981 2002
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 1981
Lead guitar 1981 1998
Backing Vocals, Keyboard 1981
Drums, Backing Vocals 1983
Vocals, Violin 1993
Lead Vocals 2002 2007

Official website

2.John and Mary Folk rock, Folk music

John & Mary is a U.S. based folk rock duo featuring John Lombardo and Mary Ramsey who have had a long-time close association with alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs.

Member history

Member Role Start End

Official website


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