If a flying saucer were to land in John "Dawk" Stillwell's backyard, the multitalented
engineer and technician would first marvel at the craft and then tell the Martians to step aside while he improved on their original designs. For more than thirty years, the Central New York native has repaired, rebuilt and revamped equipment for rock and roll's elite, including Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. He has played such a significant role in forging Manowar's peerless sound that he is considered its unofficial founding member. |
John is more than an engineer or a technician. He is a doctor; a lifesaver that arrives just in time to rescue a wallowing musician whose equipment seems beyond repair. He has saved the day on more than one occasion, using his rare and unique talent to save shows from the brink of cancellation, preserving historical live performances by legendary artists.