1.4.16 / She’s Gone (Demo) with Pete Adams

She's Gone Demo
I began this new project with my friend, Peter Adams, on pedal steel guitar and his wife, Kathy Lampro Adams, was kind enough to film the beginning of our recording project. While this song has been in my set lists for awhile, it has never been recorded until this point. Let me know if you’d be interested in more music like this, and please feel free to share this video if you like it!
Peace and thanks,
JB

11.11.15 / Jon at the Mass Mutual Center 11/15

Jon Springfield Falcons
Well, finally called back up to the @theahl (kinda), as I’ll be playing at the @mm_center for the @thefalconsahl @springfieldfalcons (kinda) – well, the national anthem – this Sunday! The Falcons will be taking on the Albany Devils – Don’t miss it!

8.25.15 / Last Two Summer Shows This Thursday & Saturday

Jon ITAC
Last Spring, I was closing out my first year of grad school, and came to the realization that I had the opportunity, time, and financial need to pick up summer shows. I reached out to a few people, and posted to Facebook… And wow did you respond!

With your help and support, I performed 50 shows this summer, and that is a great summer job! Thank you to Chef John of Papps, Cathy Kelly of Michael’s Pasta in the Pan, Derek Panaia of the Rapids, Suzanne Boniface, Nabil Hannoush of Shortstop Bar & Grill, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Tim Van Epps and Kirsten Wedegartner, Bill of 7B’s, and The Westwood for having me in to entertain your guests. It is an honor and responsibility I take seriously.

However, the hockey season and academic year is starting again, and it’s back to the ice rink and classroom for me. In addition, I’ll be undergoing surgery in both hands at New England Baptist Hospital on September 4. It seems that what began as tingling and numbness were signs of carpal tunnel syndrome – which is now at the severe stage. I’ll be unable to play for a little bit… And then I’ll be in the studio in Vermont with Ryan Dubois beginning my next record. But I’ll make sure to post here when I am playing again.

Thank you again, try to make it to one of these two dinner shows, and see you next summer!

8.3.15 / ITAC and August Dates

Jon ITAC
Wow, who would’ve thought that this would be the fifth time opening for Aaron Lewis of Staind?!? The annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Golf Tournament on August 1st was a great opportunity to raise money and contribute to the It Takes A Community Foundation. It is an honor to be asked to perform for such a dedicated group of fans, many of whom have become friends.

If you haven’t seen Jon perform in a while, there are plenty of opportunities in the local Western Massachusetts area to catch him during the month of August. Just be sure to check the shows page, and say hey to Jon during the evening!

 

6.30.15 / Summer Performances

Catch some music before the holiday this week… Thursday is a return to the Hilltowns – for the first time, at the Rapids in Huntington! Michaels Pasta in the Pan is closed this weekend, so we’ll be back in Wilbraham next week! Check out my shows page for other summer performances, including the 4th Annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament, supporting the It Takes a Community Foundation in August.

Jon at Papps

 

 

4.25.15 / Join Jon on Fridays

Come join Jon on Friday evenings from 6-9pm for a dinner set and exquisite dining at Michael’s Pasta in the Pan, Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA.

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8.20.14 / Looking forward to Fall

Jon closed out the summer with a benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School and a few final tour dates with the band. Looking forward to solo appearances in the New England region this fall. Contact Jon to book your holiday or special event (think house concert!).

Benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School in Otis, MA

Benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School in Otis, MA

7.11.14 / A Show for a Good Cause

On Tuesday, August 12th, Jon will be in Otis, Massachusetts, with guitar and saxophone in hand to perform a benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School.  While he performs, the Farmington River Elementary School PTA is excited to present a silent auction, as well as hors d’oeuvres and a wine tasting provided by Furnace Brook Winery of Hilltop Orchards in Richmond, MA. All proceeds will be used for playground improvements and outdoor enrichment opportunities for the students of Farmington River Elementary School. Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite. For more information on Farmington River Elementary School, visit the school web site.