It's wonderful when whole great avenues are blocked off for you by giants because you have to find your own little corner.-Carl Andre. 

Thanks for joining me in my little corner.

You've found the official page of award-winning eclectic singer/songwriter Johnny Schaefer. I've been singing my whole life and wrote my first song at the age of four. I have a BA in voice and composition from Cal State University, Fullerton. My latest release fulfills a lifelong dream of singing with GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter and American Songbook Hall of Fame New Standard Award Winner, Melissa Manchester. The song, You Can't Hide the Light  was a Finalist in three categories in the prestigious 2021 UK Songwriting Contest, winning the "Best Original Song" category in a special partnership with Music Aid International, whose judges weighed in as well. I was also an official nominee representing the USA in the International Songwriting Awards in the "Best Solo Songwriter" category. I have sung backup for Ms. Manchester, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, Diahann Carroll and others. I  was a Semi-Finalist in four categories in the UK Songwriting Contest in 2020 and a Semi-Finalist in six categories in 2021 for two different songs each year. I don't try to sound like anyone else and I let each song tell me the style it wants to be, so you will hear me using a full palette of musical colors. On this site you can listen to, and purchase my music, read lyrics and stories behind the songs, watch videos, sign up for info on new releases, and comment. Sign the guestbook and let me know where you're from! My Christmas album From Here to Nativity was funded, in part, by wonderful fans and is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, and many other online retailers and streaming services. CDs are also available. My singles are digital releases, only.  I'm so glad you are here. Thanks for supporting Indie Music.     

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See and hear Johnny perform "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Grammy® Winner Melissa Manchester

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