Born and raised in Binghamton, NY, Jonathon first picked up the guitar at 12 years old. He soon found tutelage under local Binghamton guitar legend Roy Ettinger and began learning the craft. Jonathon moved to Austin, TX in 2006 to pursue music and became the co-founder of local band Soul Track Mind. STM had many years of success which included playing Wakarusa Festival, SXSW, winning the Louisiana Music Prize in 2014, performing at the 2015 Texas Governor’s Inaugural Ball and sharing bills with David Crosby, Enrique Iglesias, Tower of Power, Charles Bradley, Pat Green and Lady Antebellum. STM was also featured on the cover of Texas Music Magazine and written about in many publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Austin Chronicle and others. STM released 4 Albums and a number of singles while together.
Since 2016 when STM concluded, Jonathon has been very busy working on a host of new music and his multimedia project "Hillcrest", which released on September 21, 2018.
In addition to song writing and performance, Jonathon also spends his time working with musicians through his company Zeda Royal and co-hosting a true crime podcast entitled "The Vic Feazell Show". Jonathon is a voting member of the Recording Academy and is an active participant in their yearly music advocacy efforts.
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