John's Bio

Singer and songwriter John Carpino was born and raised in Western Montana. He then moved to Colorado at the age of 18 where he began performing live in clubs and coffee houses as a solo acoustic act. He also studied music at Fort Lewis College in Durango, earning a BA degree in music education. Though his talents are varied, John's first love is the art of songwriting. Over the years he has compiled a catalog of songs which is both prolific and impressive. He cites his early songwriting influences as CSNY, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Lennon and McCartney and, "Many, many others... too many to mention".

John's performances are always well received as he is the most in-demand performer in his area, being voted "Best Entertainer" by the locals for 14 consecutive years! John has that special ability of creating and maintaining a mutual sense of enjoyment between audience and performer.

John is currently enjoying great reviews and some radio airplay around the state of Arizona (and beyond) with his new CD, "The Tabor House Sessions"


Hot Cappuccino Bio

Recently, John has been performing with a high energy, five-piece rock band collectively known as "John Carpino and the Hot Cappuccinos". The Hot Cappuccino's perform a wonderful mix of classic rock, country rock, reggae, Motown and originals. John has recruited Rim Country's finest musicians - Deak on lead guitar, Dave Yoder on drums, David Brooks on bass and Lu Carpino on keyboard, percussion and vocals. The combination is dynamic - an energetic, fun sound with an emphasis on strong vocals and harmonies.


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"Come So Far" - 2001 CD featuring 12 original songs

"Heart in the Rain" - 2002 CD with 10 original songs

"Evolution" - 2005 CD featuring 11 original songs

"Life As We Know It" - 2010 CD with 13 original songs

"Unplugged, Unsigned and Undeterred" - 2012 EP with original 17 songs. A collection of out-takes, live recordings and early vintage demos

"The Tabor House Sessions" - 2016 CD featuring 12 original songs

In 2003, Arizona artist Gary Eubanks released one of John's songs - "Rock and Roll Highway" - which reached the #1 position nationally on the independent country music charts.






John Carpino



   Marty        Billy      Lu       John          David
The Hot Cappuccinos


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