John Lochen Joins Northstar Artists; Dirty Dozen Brass Band Agent To Oversee PACs, Casinos, Private Events

Dirty Dozen Brass Band
(Frédéric Ragot / Redferns
– Dirty Dozen Brass Band
at Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon on March 19, 2017 in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France.

John Lochen has joined Northstar Artists to oversee bookings for performing arts centers, casinos and private events for the entire Northstar roster, and brings clients including William Bell, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Take Me To the River featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.  

Lochen began his career at Northern California boutique agency The Rosebud Agency in 1992, where he worked with artists such as John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, JJ Cale, Los Lobos, Mavis Staples and many others and played a key role in establishing touring careers of emerging artsts such as Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty. 

He joined Monterey International agency in 2012, which was acquired by Paradigm. 

John Lochen
– John Lochen
Northstar Artists

“I’m humbled and honored that John chose to join the staff at Northstar Artists,” Northstar owner Kevin Daly stated. “He has a wealth of experience and is a consummate professional. John brings the commitment and drive necessary to help any agency succeed. The manner in which he conducts business and the respect he has earned from his artists, managers & buyers fits the Northstar philosophy perfectly.”

Minneapolis-based Northstar Artists represents Ace Frehley, Max Weinberg, Rusted Root, BoDeans, The Devon Allman Project, Iris DeMent, Cowboy Mouth, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Laith Al-Saadi, SIMO, Nicholas David and The New Power Generation (NPG).

John Lochen can be reached by email at [email protected] and by phone at (763) 999-7700.