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While Jon was still in his teens, one of his earliest songs was heard and postively complimented on by Joni Mitchell who encouraged him to keep writing. Played opposite Emmylou Harris, Doug MacLeod, Jim Dawson and others in VA Beach clubs in middle '60s. As lead singer with band Thirty Days Out (Jack Malken, ld. gtr.; Monte Melnick, bs.; and Phil Lowe (drums)), recorded 2 LPs for Warner Reprise in the early '70s. Served as staff songwriter for United Artists in late '70s for three years. Performed and recorded as solo artist and as part of a duo with Robin Batteau in '70s-'80s. Formed Boston band The Doubles with George Pratt (ld. gtr. with Patty Larkin), drummer Art Hook and bassist Bill Lane from '79 to '82. Recorded with George Pratt from '82-'86. Has worked, recorded with or opened for Emmylou Harris, Tim Hardin, The Beach Boys, George Carlin, Buskin & Batteau, Capt. Beefheart, Todd Rundgren, Ric Ocasek & Ben Orr (The Cars), Charlie Daniels, The J. Geils Band, David Amram, Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, and more. Jon left the music business in 1986 to raise a family but returned in 2007 and released his first solo CD, IN THIS PRESENT FORM, in 2011. Produced by Seth Connelly.