Looking forward to a new year, 2019, and beyond. Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Dear friends,
Because I have been seriously handicapped by arthritis, my travel and opportunity for live concerts is limited, especially during the colder months, but I do hope to play over the next year in a few venues in San Francisco, Amherst, Ma., Nashville and North Carolina. As God leads. Meanwhile, this Reverbnation and Indieheaven sites will be my main performance mediums, and I will try to have performances as close to, "Live," as I can. Please peruse my music on these sites. The tunes cover about 45 years of my career, and many reflect my deep desire to live a life of love, faith and hope, despite a dark and often painful world, and to encourage you to be blessed likewise. The love of family, friends and God has given me strength to continue this journey and to overcome some extraordinary obstacles. The Lord's invitation is open to all who will hear and follow. "Love is the most excellent way." Have a blessed Christmas and new year!!!

Love and blessings to you all, John, "Bannerman," Barron.

posted by John Barron on 12/13/2018

Over 10,000 hits at John "Bannerman" Barron site! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Over 10,000 hits at John "Bannerman" Barron site!

I want to personally thank you for visiting my ministry site here and listening to the music I have written. I pray the songs have helped strengthen or develop your faith in Jesus Christ, our mighty Savior. It has been a blessing to continue this mission, despite many physical hardships and handicaps. As my wife Johanne and I recover from recent health crisis, I can see how God has been with us, carrying us when we were incapable of moving forward without Him. His love endures forever!

In Christ's magnificent love, John Barron

posted by Love LIght Music, John Barron on 01/28/2015

A Message from the author, John Barron, 11.8.14 Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

"Hello friends, Just a note to say hello, and thank you for your support. Both my wife Johanne and I have been ill lately, so the new music has been on hold, but God providing, there are new songs in the wings. I am able to play with the Crosslink Community church worship team in Mebane, NC., often, and it's a blessing to make music to honor God and worship with those seeking His presence. I'd love to hear from you! Please visit my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/john.barron.142"

posted by John Barron/Love Light Music on 11/08/2014

John Barron healing following two recent surgeries Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Although John has had recent surgery, including a stint in his artery to the kidney, recovery is going well. He appreciates all the prayers and encouragement from you, and prayerfully awaits the next chapter in music and radio ministry. Projects including a music video and two new singles have been postponed, but he trusts the Lord to open new doors when it is time. He reminds us of Romans, 5:3-8 which states:

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

May the Lord bless you richly! Love Light Music and John Barron

posted by Love Light Music/John Barron on 09/20/2014

John Bannerman Faces Multiple Surgeries in 2014... Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Dear ones, illness continues, but the Lord comforts me. Psalm 103 is a great inspiration for those suffering, please read and believe! JB.

I have been unable to perform music for awhile, and it is a great challenge, but I am encouraged by friends, fans, family and others listening to the music I have produced, who have been inspired to a deeper faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Almost 8,000 hits at this Indieheaven website, and lovely music shared from other disciples of Christ. Thank you!

Colossians 3:16,

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.


posted by John Bannerman!!! on 06/01/2014

2014 Living the greatest commandment Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Dear friends and fans,

I am dedicating the new year, and indeed the rest of my life, to follow Christ's greatest commandment; To love God, who is One, with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. Mark 12:29-31. I encourage you to prayerfully follow suit. Beautiful, as well as horrendous events will occur this year, yet we are more than conquerors with Christ. We are blessed to have faith in our Savior; He is with us always; His love for His creation endures forever. Let's spread the good news with the gifts and talents He has generously given us! Love in Christ always, john Barron

posted by John on 12/30/2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I hope y'all had a blessed Thanksgiving. I am thanking Jesus constantly. And my hand continues to be healed! Trust in the Lord! Pr. 3:5,6

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron, Love Light Music on 11/30/2013

Post operation news is good! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The stitches and bandaging on my hand have been removed. The clinicians say my surgery was successful, praise God. Now to heal, be rehabbed and prayerfully man the Gibson Les Paul soon! Thank you for your prayers!

God bless, John Bannerman Barron

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron, Love Light Music on 11/20/2013

John Barron's Christian Music #3 in Mebane/Durham, Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I thank my friendly listeners for their hits here and at Reverbnation.com, where you can find over 40 of my original inspirational songs. The music, although far from mainstream pop or whatever, is catching on, and I hope to be able to perform publicly in the not-too-distant future, if my hand surgery goes well. (We) can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us! Phil. 4:13. Bless y'all! Love, John Barron

posted by JOHN "BANERMAN" BARRON on 10/17/2013

The Greatest Commandment CD ready for Christmas! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Enjoy an eclectic, compelling Christian musical treat in time for Christmas, by purchasing, "The Greatest Commandment," at your local music distributor. Free samples are available here on Indieheaven! Please enjoy!

Colossians 3:15-20, NKJV

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

posted by Love Light Music, NC. USA on 09/26/2013

Video Project Upcoming! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

John "Bannerman" Barron working on first video performance from, "The Greatest Commandment." Hopeful release on Youtube, Reverbnation, Godvine, etc., early June, 2013. John's music is now available at itunes and CDBaby, including free doiwnloads ar Reverbnation.com!

posted by Love Light Music on 05/19/2013

Back n the Studio!!! May, 2013 Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Solid accomplishment Friday as Engineer Max and I set up, "The Greatest Commandment," tracks so I can play and sing along when hitting the clubs and cafes. Praying I will continue to mend so I can share the message and music "live" again. Had some exciting prospects lately for venues, but really need to get back in shape first. I be jammin' soon, mahn...God bless, John "Bannerman" Barron

posted by John "Bannerman," Barron, for Love Light Music on 05/04/2013

Praying over opportunity in Nashville... Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I just received an invitation to present several original tunes at a Christian artists' showcase in Nashville, later this year. This is an exciting prospect, although I am still recovering from heart disease and other health issues. I am blessed to even be considered and I thank God for every day I can still make music. Our Lord is magnificent!!! Love and blessings, John

posted by John Barron, Love Light Music on 04/12/2013

John "Bannerman" Barron at No. 6 at Reverbnation! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)


The John "Bannerman" Barron music site at Reverbnation.com has moved up to number 6 today for the Durham/Mebane, NC. region! Thank you for your visits/downloads, etc. There are over 40 of my original songs as well as several with our whole family for your free listening! Visit anytime and please share with your friends. God bless!

posted by John Barron, Love Light Music on 03/10/2013

"The Greatest Commandment," T-shirts on sale soon! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

LATEST STATUS: "The Greatest Commandment," T-shirts are in! More info soon! Please enjoy, "Can't Wait," and other tunes on indieheaven!!! God bless.

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 02/07/2013

"Can't Wait," single by John :"Bannerman" released Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

"Can't Wait," Christian satirical rocker about the end times is released, 1.16.13! Please listen and enjoy! God bless, JB.

posted by John Barron, Love Light Music on 01/16/2013

New song, "Can't Wait," to be released this week. Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Fun new rocker about a fellow who misconstrues the end times message, but begins to understand more about the Lord's calling on his life in the here and now...

This song is a selection from my newest album, "The Greatest Commandment, and is performed and produced by daughter Llana Barron and me.

posted by John "Bannerman," Barron, for Love Light Music on 01/14/2013

1.8.13, a blesed day today... Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Had a blessed day today and am thanking God. Kris Cragan is coming out of her coma and there is new hope for her, my son-in-law got an excellent job, our church closed on a beautiful piece of land. and a radio station offered my "Bannerman!!!" pod cast radio program, several free prime-time 30 minute spots! Lovely start to the new year for us. Thank you, Lord!

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 01/08/2013

Merry Christmas!!! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Luke 2:8-14

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."

Have a blessed Christmas and new year. Love, John and Johanne Barron

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 12/24/2012

New tune, "What I've Been Missing," Released 11.11 Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Please visit my music site here at indieheaven.com, and enjoy a free listen to the first tune from, "The Greatest Commandment," called, "What I've been Missing, written by John Barron and Jack Curry. Performed by Llana Barron and John Barron. God bless, John "Bannerman" Barron. The album and each single is now on sale at: Itunes.com and CD Baby.com.

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 11/11/2012

Storm delaying, "The Greatest Commandment" CD Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The shipment of, "The Greatest Commandment," CDs has been delayed further because of the state of emergency in New Jersey, where the production company, Discmakers, is located. The delay seems of little importance in light of the mayhem the storm has brought to the folks there. May God bring them healing, strength and peace.

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 10/30/2012

"The Greatest Commandment," Oct.25 release target! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Lord willing, I hope to have, "The Greatest Commandment," CD released by October 25th! Whew! 10 songs are nearly ready for Discmakers production, and the CD cover has been designed by daughter Llana and me. Believe me, SHE'S the artist! This week we may finish the 11th song! I'm praying it will be a moving, spiritually powerful and enjoyable listening experience for both believers and non-believers. Amen.

God bless y'all!
In Jesus' love, John

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 09/17/2012

"The Greatest Commandment," 8.28.12 Update Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Hello, friends,

Much has been fine-tuned now that we're back in the USA from Quebec. The music for, "The Greatest Commandment," is near completion, and Lord providing, may be ready to go to Discmakers for final mastering and production before the end of September! The music encompasses many styles and emotions, unlike my earliest music, but focuses on the Lord and His unconditional love for us. This will not be your typical Christian/inspirational album, although I was prayerfully careful to follow God's word in the messages.

It has been particularly enjoyable to work with our daughter, Llana Barron, who is also a professional musician and songwriter. We were able to play and sing together both in the studio, and more often, via the web, sending instrumental and vocal tracks back and forth from California to North Carolina. We both love God and enjoy composing rich vocal harmonies, having been raised listening to the Beatles, Gospel music, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Motown tunes, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, etc.. Simply stated, producing this album has been a lot of fun!

Again, for the many friends and fans who helped finance the CD through Kickstarter.com, thank you!!!! We are very close to budget, which was essential for the album to launch. So far, we are slightly ahead of our targets on the Kickstarter.com schedule. God bless y'all!

Within a week we will be releasing one of the singles from the album, called, "Last Night," It is a crossover tune, but it's lesson can apply to many in a similar predicament to the protagonist, Murphy. More soon! God's blessings to you all, with love, John "Bannerman" Barron

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 08/28/2012

"Mine and Ours." video by John Bannerman Barron Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

June 28, 2012

Today, musician/songwriter, John "Bannerman" Barron, released the first video and fully produced song, "Mine and Ours," from his soon to be completed album, "The Greatest Commandment." The music video can be played free at several sites, including: Youtube, Reverbnation.com and indieheaven.com. The song is a duet with John's daughter, Llana Barron, a rising star in the Southern Ca. music and movie production scene, and is a song of loving worship for our Savior, Jesus Christ. Llana has collaborated with her dad on many musical compositions over the years, and is singing and playing piano on several of the new tunes on the new album.

posted by Love Light Music, for John "Bannerman" Barron on 06/28/2012

June 18, 2012: Lots of progress at the studio! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Several new songs from John "Bannerman" Barron's new album, The Greatest Commandment," are nearly ready for release! We'll have an announcement by early July..

John Barron's daughter Llana and he are working together on music, via the "Trans-continental internet..." sending vocal and instrument tracks back and forth between their home studios in NC and So. Cal. The final mixes are being done by Engineer Max Dearing at Dark Pines Studios in Graham, NC. Collaboration is no longer hindered by distance, time or money, as it was back when John started recording his first tune, "Butterfly," way back in 1976! With Skype, Facebook, file sending programs like Yousendit.com, and amazing home recording computer programs like Garageband and Pro Tools, songs, riffs, beats and ideas flash across thousands of miles in milliseconds. We are blessed to be in such a time.

Within a week, the first song, "Mine and Ours," a worship song honoring Jesus Christ, will likely be released on CD Baby, Itunes, Indieheaven and Reverbnation. Please visit the sites for more information. Lots of John's music is there as well as free downloads!

John sends his heartfelt thanks to all of you who helped fully fund the Kickstarter.com fundraiser for , "The Greatest Commandment," album. This is indeed a labor of love! God bless y'all!!!

posted by Love Light Music, for John "Bannerman" Barron on 06/18/2012

Much more time in the studio for June. Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The month of June is looking to be exciting with my, "The Greatest Commandment," project and I have scheduled several new sessions at Dark Pines Studios, in Graham, NC. Lord providing, by month's end, my newest songs may be completed and nearly ready to sell here at Indieheaven.com. This will likely include, "The Greatest Commandment," "Last Night," and "I Can't Wait," an enrapturing rocker about the rapture. Say that eight times as fast as you can...

After a particularly tough flare-up of my illness, I have been feeling much better this week and am excited to make the very best of each day the Lord gives me.

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 118:1

May the Lord bless you with His loving kindness. With love, John Bannerman Barron

posted by John "Bannerman" Barron on 06/02/2012

Hello from John "Bannerman" Barron Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Hello, blessed friends, This is a note to let you know I am working steadily at the production and finalizing of, "The Greatest Commandment," CD. A deeply heartfelt thanks to all who helped fund the successful Kickstarter.com fundraiser in May. I truly don't know how this would succeed without your financial and prayer support. God has blessed this project and I pray He will bless you wonderfully as well.
Prayerfully, if my health holds up, the album should be completed and distributed by late November this year. Some of the pre-release tunes will be for sale at Indieheaven.com in the next few months. Meanwhile, several tunes will be available from my new, "Born Again Collection." here. Please enjoy the first selection, "Born Again," now on Indieheaven.com, as of 5.31.12.
We have just been blessed with our first baby grand daughter, Elodie, who will perhaps sing harmony someday with her big brother Liam! We are deeply thankful here at the Barron home.
More soon. God bless. Love is the most excellent way...1 Cor. 12:31

posted by John Barron on 05/29/2012