“Looks Human… made of music.”
– Troy Dillinger
“John Pointer blows my mind!”
“You have a lot of fans here, and I am number one among them.”
– Jason Newsted
“You are a bad mo$*@(f&cker! I hope we get to play together!”
– Harry Connick, Jr.
John Pointer (http://johnpointer.com), a.k.a. “Squinty Phil”, grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, got a degree in Cello Performance and Composition from UT Austin and has been a full time musician based there ever since.
He created and led the pioneering a cappella & body percussion ensemble Schrödinger’s Cat (Listen here), and was the beatboxer in the Chili’s Baby Back Ribs commercials. He’s a pretty ridiculous guitarist (seriously… watch a video), played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Roger in RENT, has commercially released 9 albums with several different groups, and the Mayor and City Council of Austin declared January 27th 2005 “John Pointer Day”. What?! Yes… evidently they do that down there. Thank you, tax dollars!