The Great Book of John The Great Book of John is AOL Spinner’s Video Of The Day! December 1, 2011March 2, 2017 admin The Great Book of John is led by Taylor Shaw — founding guitarist of Birmingham, Alabama’s late, great Wild Sweet Orange. Shaw’s music is eminently lyrical – recalling Jeff Buckley’s psychedelic soul, Leonard Cohen’s poetic (and lacerating) wordplay, and fiery fretwork influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughn and David Gilmour as much as it is by Radiohead. Yes, those are big names to drop, but this is big music – emotional, filmic, but never pandering. AOL Spinner has taken a liking to this sound and featured the band’s latest clip for “Simple Things” as their video of the day. Take a look here. Simple Things by The Great Book of John from Communicating Vessels on Vimeo.