Javan (pronounced like "raven" - with a J), is an aspiring country music artist and emerging songwriter from southeastern British Columbia. Born and raised in the Kootenays, and currently based in Midway (which is BC's cowboy country), Javan got an early start in music as a baby infamously waking up from his crib singing instead crying and starting classical violin lessons at age 4.
At the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards weekend in Calgary, AB, Javan made his solo songwriter round debut sharing the stage with the likes of Shantaia and Johnson Crook, playing some of his original songs for the first time. With 2020's COVID-19 canceling his first ever trip to Nashville to expand his network and hone his songwriting skills, Javan hasn't let that dampen his spirits, spending the year writing like crazy. Javan most recently wrote and worked with Canadian Country Music Association Producer of the Year, Jeff Johnson (Meghan Patrick, Chris Buck Band) on a demo called "Through A Young Man's Eyes", and has his sights set on launching a solo career soon.
Javan is also a 3x BC Country Music Association Fiddle/Mandolin Player of the Year nominee, and forms half of the traditional country/roots duo Son of John with his old man, Johnny P. Johnson. As a freelance fiddle, mandolin and rhythm guitar player, Javan has played with the Hillside Outlaws, Myles Murphy and Lisa Nicole, appearing on the MainStage at SunFest Country and the Calgary Stampede.