Jon is a veteran writer/performer/composer/
Jon began his musical career right out of high school with Starland Vocal Band, whose National #1 recording Afternoon Delight won them a Best New Artist Grammy. Jon’s arrangement also won the Grammy for Best Arrangement for Voices. The group was nominated for 5 Grammies that year. The recording is now iconic with numerous commercial appropriations.
Jon’s first Wammie was for for his tune Get Closer, made into a pop hit by Linda Ronstadt. Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers are among others who’ve recorded his tunes. He has been the long-time keyboardist and vocalist with Wammie & Grammy winning artist Mary Chapin Carpenter, and many others including Rodney Crowell , Dixie Chicks, Peter Wolf & Eric Lindell. His latest single release (You Gotta) Stand Up!, is the theme of the popular podcast Stand Up! with Pete Dominick. Jon composes soundtracks and his playing and singing appear on hundreds of artists’ recordings over decades.