John Petley's Live-Played Ragtime MIDIs

John Petley is one of the star member/performers of the Northern Virginia Ragtime Society. He has a special fondness for classic Folk Rags, and has just completed a tape featuring his renditions of several such pieces.

MIDI Files Live-Played by John Petley

Kalamity Kid - by F. Guttenberger (1909)

Mississippi Rag - by W. Krell (1897)

John Petley was born in London, England. Basically self taught, other than some formal piano lessons as a child, he played in several local pubs and clubs before coming to America by way of a job on a cruise ship. In 1983, his interest in ragtime was renewed when he joined the Northern Virginia Ragtime Society; a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of ragtime and related music. He has been a performing member of the group ever since. He has been a featured soloist at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO., and has appeared in four "Call To The Arts" telethons for Media Cable General, and productions for the Arlington Community Television System.

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