John Pickle

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In real life John provides a music therapy program for nursing homes, health care and adult day care facilities as well as private parties and other special functions all around Toledo and the surrounding areas. He performs over 250 solo gigs a year, so we figure he must be doing something right. Kick back, relax and let the seriously lighthearted humor and whimsy of the "John Pickle Show" put a smile on your face, Let the man that is a friend to some, a confidant to others and a pain in the butt to his wife bring out the comaraderie and playfulness in us all.

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What folks are saying about John:

Suzie: John, you make so many hearts sing! Keep up the good work!

Angie: this is absolutely wonderful! Where my Grannie lived... they had a couple come and play music for their residents. I got to witness the magic that happened. A lot of these people are lonely and confused. It was awesome watching some of these people come out of their shell, and truly enjoy life through music. Good for you. You are way more than a rock star!

Sharon: Thank you for what you are doing giving joy to these beautiful people. My mother had Alzheimer's and oh my, I witnessed the joy in the faces of many when they remembered a song. You are a blessing to each and everyone you are playing music and even just being there for a brief time. I thank you in honor of my beautiful mother.

Carroll: John, that's you at your best, love it! I too, got to watch you perform when my father-in-law was in a community, so many residents just seemed to get younger & big smiles appeared when you played for them!!

Nikki: Awesome!

Beth: Awesome!!

Linda: He made me sing with Him yesterday at Swancreek.

Teresa: you are amazing, don't ever stop. You bring so much happiness where ever you go:)

Adan: God bless you, john.

Elizabeth: You are amazing John Pickle!

Mary: So very proud of you!!

Joanna: Very nice John. Our residents love music and the interaction. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Aggie: We love you at Heatherdowns Rehab, John! You have amazing interaction with our Residents and are greatly appreciated!

John: God bless you John...simply awesome

Sara: In life I think we are all looking for the way that we can make a noticeable difference in the world. We look for a way we can use our talents to help someone else and bless someone else. John, it is so obvious that this is what you do that blesses others and brings joy to their lives. You sure do make a difference in this world and I feel lucky to call you a friend! You have such a great heart to do this and I am positive that when you show up, you instantly become the best part of each residents day! Keep making a difference, and never stop playing! You bring so much joy to so many people!!!!!

"Our residents have been asking about you constantly! They loved your performance. Even our residents from Memory Care were asking about you and when you would be coming back! So you really made an impact with our residents here. We look forward to having you here frequently!"

"I remember when I was job coaching at Arbors of Toledo, on cherry street, John came there and sang for a friend of mine, who I met while I was there, day in and day out. He actually sang Elvis songs for my friends Mother who was an avid Fan. She got the biggest kick out of him. He made her feel like he wrote the song just for her. She had a Good Day whenever he showed up, which was a nice switch from all the bad days she had to endure. She's gone now but I will always remember how John left her feeling when he came into her room. Kudos to you John! I commend you for doing what you are doing, I know from experience how rewarding something like this is. God Love Ya!"

"At our meeting, all the women talked about was how great an entertainer John is. I thought he'd like to know how much he made our group of women SMILE!"

"We really enjoyed the show. We love how he gets the audience involved and 'picks' on people to sing and dance "on stage". We all need to take time out of our day to laugh and enjoy life. He really provides a FUN time."

"A resident was listening to a hospice music minister one day. When he was done singing, she said you're an ok singer but you're no John Pickle!!"

John truly enjoys making people smile and entertaining them. It seems to be his mission in life and he will continue to follow his ministry.

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And the Smiles Are On Us!