John Crouch is a sixth-generation grain farmer; he works land that has been in his family for 180 years. But he is also making a name for himself in his native Illinois as a songwriter and sought-out performer. His down-to-earth songs cover a variety of styles from Americana to folk to classic country, all delivered in his authentic voice. His debut album, Harder Days, includes original songs and some well-chosen covers. John is currently working on his second album, featuring 12 songs performed by nationally touring instrumentalists due out in the spring.