Jonathan is no stranger to Blue Rock Studio, having recorded two full projects there. Still, something remarkable was in the air on this particular night, his birthday, in November, 2015. He brought his sideman, wild man Johnny Waken, on electric guitar. In an act of solidarity, he placed a picture of fellow bandmate and cellist, Paul Ford, onstage on an empty chair. Paul was back in North Carolina going through a critical health crisis. And it seemed Jonathan played and sang with an extra degree of fierceness on this night.
“What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way.” –Tom Paxton
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