He would go around Utah and play his concerts at Youth programs and LDS Church functions. He became quite popular all around the Western part of the United States. Some of his friends who wrote and sang songs were some of the crowd we knew from hanging around that crowd, when we lived there. Now, over the years they have become very well known.
Here is a video below, of one of these songs John sings, which the famous Michael Mclean wrote ...which has become VERY popluar over the decades.