My name is John Darnielle. I was born under the sign of the Water Sorcerer but am licensed to practice in the houses of the Earth Wizard, Cyclone Snake, and Flame Devourer. My band is the Mountain Goats, I wrote this book, and my next one, Wolf in White Van, was published by Farrar, Struass & Giroux in September of 2014 and got itself nominated for the National Book Award. i prefer working to sleeping and can make several different kinds of biscuits.  

     "I've been winding Augustines onto my guitars since 2009. They're responsive, rich in tone, and - importantly for me; I play hard - they're durable and stand up to my playing whether I'm using a pick or my bare hands." - John Darnielle