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John Kim Faye

Musician / Author / Speaker at It Keeps Evolving, LLC

JOHN KIM FAYE is a music “lifer” whose career spans four decades and counting. As a recording artist, producer, mentor, open mic host, and recently retired songwriting professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Faye has seen the music industry from every conceivable angle― from the heights of major label excess to the trenches of DIY Guerilla warfare.


His various musical iterations―the Caulfields, John Faye Power Trip, IKE, John & Brittany, and his solo works― have yielded over eight hours of recorded music, song placements in film and television, substantial commercial and satellite radio airplay, and a storage unit in Elkins Park filled with boxes of CDs that he’s still trying to get rid of.

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The Yin and the Yang of It All

Rock'n'Roll Memories from the Cusp as Told by a Mixed-Up, Mixed-Race Kid

In 1966—the Year of the Horse, not to mention Revolver and Pet Sounds — John Kim Faye was born out of wedlock to a 40-year-old Korean mother and a 62-year-old Irish father. Faye grew up in the state of Delaware, where laws forbidding interracial marriage were still on the books until 1967. As the…

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