John Roderick is an American musician, writer, and podcaster. As the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, he has done almost everything you can do in rock music, short of becoming rich and famous. A central figure in the Northwest music community, Roderick has cemented himself as a consummate singer/songwriter and indie music collaborative hub, appearing on albums by Death Cab for Cutie, Nada Surf, Harvey Danger, The Decemberists, David Bazan, Visqueen, Say Hi, and more.
Roderick has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, MSNBC, CMJ Music Marathon, Seattle Weekly, and The Talkhouse, among others. In 2006 he published his own book of short prose, Electric Aphorisms, and he works frequently with 826 Seattle, a nonprofit created by authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida to inspire the creative and expository writing skills of students in need.
Currently serving as a commissioner for Seattle's City of Music initiative and co-host of the Roderick on the Line podcast, Roderick continues to pursue solo endeavors and creative collaborations alike. A well-regarded musician, philanthropist, and writer, Roderick is also credited with founding the SuperTrain movement, and was voted one of Seattle's sexiest men in 2006.