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Xian, Shaanxi, China
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Indie, Acoustic
Johan Pitkanen
Led Zeppelin, Cat Stevens, Black Crowes, The Beatles, Soundgarden


Born: Timmins, Ontario, Canada; October 16, 1976. "SOULSTOKED" (solo artist) currently resides in Xi'an in the People's Republic of China.

Main musical inspiration/influences: Cat Stevens, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Soundgarden, The Black Crowes & Lenny Kravitz.

SOULSTOKED is an unsigned Indie artist with a repertoire of original music which dates back to 1995. Songs are in the process of being recorded and produced independently from a simple 'home studio setup' in China.

Traveling and working around the world has contributed to achieving a dream of sorts; to see, know and get to understand different people, cultures and ways of life - and is echoed in the songwriting and lyrics.

The album which is in its preliminary stages, is tentatively entitled "Made in China". Most of the songs have been written in Timmins, Ontario in the mid-90's; others in Ottawa and some while abroad.

"Made in China" is a project which is roughly 18 years in the making. Contained within the music and lyrics, are a journey of self-discovery, expressions of future uncertainties and a longing to become more human; compassionate.

The debut SOULSTOKED album spans two decades of learning and growing; both personally and musically. At the moment, DEMO tracks are being recorded and the album has no immediate expected release date.