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john@johnsweetmusic.com

(540) 454-6006

One man one guitar

Bringing instrumental ambience to your event

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Joshua 1:9

Playing live music for 30 years

An Experienced Musician

John Sweet has performed at The White House on three occasions. He regularly entertains at fine dining and casual restaurants, vineyards, breweries, private parties/events, and festivals. A self-taught musican, John plays his own fingerstyle guitar arrangements of popular music spanning several genres and decades. In addition, he provides music for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions.

Something for Everyone

Song Artist
Off My FaceJustin Bieber
Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley
The CaveMumford and Sons
YesterdayThe Beatles
I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys
Every Little KissBruce Hornsby
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
One Of UsJoan Osborne
DreamsCranberries
Rainbow ConnectionKermit The Frog
If It Makes You HappySheryl Crow
Take On MeA-ha
La BambaLos Lobos
As Long As You Love MeBackstreet Boys
I SwearBoyz II Men
Shoud've Been A CowboyToby Keith
You Are The ReasonCalum Scott
AloneHeart
Friends In Low PlacesGarth Brooks
You've Got A FriendRandy Newman
BreatheFaith Hill
Don't Take The GirlTim McGraw
I Cross My HeartGeorge Strait
Father FigureGeorge Michael
The FlameCheap Trick
Still Haven't Found What I'm looking ForU2
Two HeartsPhil Collins
Chicken FriedZac Brown Band
Love Me TenderElivs Presley
Make You Feel My LoveBob Dillon / Adele
Country RoadsJohn Denver
MargaritavilleJimmy Buffet
Three Little BirdsBob Marley
After The Gold RushNeil Young
Something GoodSound of Music
You Are So BeautifulJoe Cocker
Come Thou FountTraditional Hymn
Brown-Eyed GirlVan Morrison
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
ToesZac Brown Band
DriveThe Cars
Great Is Thy FaithfulnessTraditional Hymn
Sweet Child Of MineGuns ‘n Roses
AfricaToto
TitaniumDavid Guetta/Sia
My GirlTemptations
Have I Told You LatelyRod Stewart
Somewhere In My Broken HeartBilly Dean
ImagineBeatles
Let It BeBeatles
Hotel CaliforniaEagles
EdelweissSound of Music
No Place To FallJesse Harris
I Can't Make You Love MeBonnie Raitt
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
Over The RainbowWizard of Oz
You Raise Me UpJosh Groban
Time After TimeCyndi Lauper
Always On my MindWillie Nelson
10,000 ReasonsMatt Redman
Dust In The WindKansas
She Will Be LovedMaroon 5
While My Guitar Gently WeepsBeatles
Nothing But The BloodTraditional Hymn
Jesu Joy Of Man's DesiringJohann Sebastian Bach
RhiannonFleetwood Mac
It Is WellTraditional Hymn
Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldTears For Fears
Sound Of SilenceSimon and Garfunkle
Take It All AwayPuddle of Mud
Tomorrow Is A Long TimeBob Dylan
Traveling' SoldierDixie Chicks
Future DaysPearl Jam
Wedding Song (There is Love)Paul Stookey
Where Were You When The World Stopped TurningAlan Jackson
When Man Loves A WomanJohnny Rivers
Leaning On Everlasting ArmsTraditional Hymn
1000 YearsChristina Perri
I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys
OneU2
Hold Me NowThompson Twins
I Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley
HallelujahLeonard Cohen
The Water Is WideScottish Folk Song
MashTheme from the TV show
Mad WorldGary Jules
Walking on SunshineKatrina and the Waves
Lone StarNorah Jones
I Love You Too MuchFrom Movie Soundtrack Book of Life
NightingaleNorah Jones
Just The Way You AreBruno Mars
I Will Always Love YouWitney Houston/Dolly Parton
Love Never Broke Any One's HeartVince Gill
PictureKid Rock and Cheryl Crow
Love SongThe Cure
Follow MeUncle Kracker
Groovy Kind of LovePhil Collins
Still The OneShania Twain
Man, I Feel Like A WomanShania Twain
16 going on 17Sound of Music
I Melt With YouModern English
Friday I’m In LoveThe Cure
Fly Me To The MoonFrank Sinatra
My WayFrank Sinatra
DecemberCollective Soul
No One Is To BlameHoward Jones
Candle In The WindElton John
Don’t Know WhyNorah Jones
Humble MeNorah Jones
Eternal FlameBangles
Livin’ On A PrayerBon Jovi
Here Comes The SunThe Beatles
Your Body Is A WonderlandJohn Mayer

Christmas Carols

Song
White Christmas
Silent Night
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Joy To The World
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
O Holy Night
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
What Child Is This
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Oh Christmas Tree
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Coventry Carol
Frosty The Snowman
Welcome To Our World
Little Drummer Boy
Go Tell It On The Mountain

Playlist Samples

  • come thou fount.wav
  • have i told you lately.wav
  • always on my mind.wav
  • i can't make you love me.wav
  • love me tender.wav
  • you are so beautiful.wav

Not a show

Just a pleasant backdrop of familiar instrumental music to set the mood

Upcoming Events

Call, text or email to book.

  • 12-20-19 The White House, Washington DC 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • 12-3-2020 The White House, Washington, DC 6:30 - 9:00 PM
  • 12-5-2020 The White House, Washington, DC 3:30 - 6:30 PM
  • 12-17-2021 Museum of the Bible (Opening Act) Keith and Kristyn Getty - Sing! An Irish Christmas 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 01-09-2022 L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA (Musical Brunch) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 01-14-2022 Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly, VA 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 02-05-2022 Grass Rootes - Culepepr, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 02-11-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 02-12-2022 Gray Ghost Vineyards - Amissville, VA 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 02-12-2022 Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly, VA 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 02-14-2022 Grass Rootes, Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 02-18-2022 Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly, VA 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 02-27-2022 L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, Virginia (Musical Brunch) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 03-05-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 03-11-2022 Gass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 03-12-2022 Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly, VA 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 03-19-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 03-26-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 04-02-2022 Grass Rootes, Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 04-09-2022 Winery at Sunshine Ridge - Gainesville, VA 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 04-09-2022 Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly, VA 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 04-10-2022 Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 04-29-2022 Denim & Pearls - Warrenton, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 04-30-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 05-06-2022 Kalypso's Sports Tavern, Reston, VA 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 05-07-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 05-13-2022 Denim & Pearls - Warrenton, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 05-14-2022 Pearmund Cellars - Broad Run, VA (Private) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 05-14-2022 Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly, VA 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 05-15--2022 Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 05-15-2022 Pearmund Cellars - Broad Run, VA (Private) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 05-21-2022 Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run, VA (Private Event) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 05-29-2022 Winery at Sunshine Ridge - Gainesville, VA 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 05-30-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 06-04-2022 Denim and Pearls - Warrenton, VA 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 06-04-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 06-09-2022 Fauquier Springs Country Club (Private Event) TBD
  • 06-10-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 06-11-2022 Kalypso's Sports Tavern - Reston, VA 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 06-11-2022 Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly, VA 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 06-12-2022 Private Party - Hillsborough, VA 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
  • 06-14-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 06-15-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 06-18-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 06-22-2022 Trump National Golf Club - Potomac Falls, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 06-23-2022 Death Ridge Brewery - Jeffersonton, VA 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 06-24-2022 Evergreen Country Club - Haymarket, VA 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 06-25-2022 Wedding - Spotsylvania, VA TBD
  • 06-27-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 07-01-2022 Kalypso's Sports Tavern - Reson, VA 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 07-02-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 07-13-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 07-14-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 07-15-2022 Denim & Pearls - Warrenton, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 07-16-2022 Pearmund Cellars - Broad Run, VA (Private Event) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 07-22-2022 Evergreen Country Club - Haymarket, VA 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 07-24-2022 Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm - Gainesville, VA 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 07-29-2022 Kalypso's Sports Tavern - Reston, VA 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 07-30-2022 Grass Rootes- Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 07-31-2022 L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA (Musical Brunch) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 08-01-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 08-02-2022 Live! On Atlantic - Virginia Beach, VA 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 08-05-2022 Denim & Pearls - Warrenton, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 08-13-2022 Pearmund Cellars - Broad Run, VA (Private Event) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 08-14-2022 Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm - Gainesville, VA 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 08-14-2022 Pearmund Cellars - Broad Run, VA (Private) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 08-19-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 08-20-22 Denim & Pearls - Warrenton, VA 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 08-20-2022 Kalypso's Sports Tavern - Reston, VA 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 08-27-2022 Pearmund Cellars - Broad Run, VA (Private Event) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 09-02-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 09-03-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 09-09-2022 Denim & Pearls - Warrenton, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 09-10-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 09-11-2022 Wedding - Luray, VA 3:00 PM
  • 09-16-2022 Grass Rootes, Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 09-17-2022 Gray Ghost Vineyards - Amissville, VA 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 09-17-2022 Pearmund Cellars - Broad Run, VA (Private Event) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 09-22-2022 L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA (Tickets Required) 6:00 PM
  • 09-29-2022 Death Ridge Brewery - Jeffersonton, VA 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 10-07-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10-09-2022 Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm - Gainesville, VA 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 10-14-2022 Grass Rootes - Culpeper, VA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10-15-2022 Private Fundraiser - Front Royal, VA 4:00 PM - TBD
  • 11-19-2022 Private Party - Harmarket, VA 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 12-03-2022 Gray Ghost Vineyards - Amissville, VA 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 12-11-2022 Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM