John K. Samson is a genius songwriter. He might quit.
In his 15-year career as frontman for the Weakerthans and
as a solo artist, John K. Samson has written dozens of increasingly
masterful story songs from the perspectives of bed-ridden hospital
I often say, without thinking about it too much, that John K Samson is the greatest living songwriter. I really should say he's "my favorite" instead of getting all high and mighty about it, but I suppose that in pushing the issue, I hope to get people to pay attention to his words and the truth that seems inherent in his storytelling. His songs—with the Weakerthans or on his own—always offer something ...