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Jon Troast

- US Nashville, TN Singer Songwriter / Folk / Pop

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Sounds Like: Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, John Denver

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  • 2014

    Feb 11


    Decatur, GA, US | 6:30pm

    Decatur, GA, US
    Tue Feb 11 6:30pm

    Details

    8:00pm / doors at 6:30pm Advance general admission: $8 At the door: $12 Table of 4 reserved seats: $40 Advance ticket sales end 5:00pm day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. JOSH SCHICKER Born in rural northern Michigan, singer-songwriter Josh Schicker began crafting songs with friends during the rise of alternative and grunge rock genres of the early 1990s. Since 2000, Schicker has released a number of independent albums and has toured nationally in support of these efforts. Tracks from these records can be found on various compilation CDs and independent films. Schicker’s sound is a graceful combination of folk and pop music. By merging these genres he has created his own unique sound which is both earnest and accessible while maintaining catchy hooks and unpredictable chord changes. Schicker’s influences include Amos Lee, Simon & Garfunkel and Van Morrison. Schicker is joined by newcomer and fellow Michigan native, Lindsay Allward. Allward has only been singing for a few years and stumbled upon this passion while living in Shanghai, China and singing Karaoke. Currently, she can be found playing her ukulele along the banks of the Chattahoochee River and singing at the historic North Avenue Presbyterian Church in midtown Atlanta. JON TROAST I love music, but there was one song I really didn’t care for as a kid – “I Like to Take My Time” by Mr. Rogers (yes, the one from the “Neighborhood”). Nothing against Mr. Rogers. Actually, I thought he was great. He even taught me how to snap. However, my brother used that song to tease me (bound to happen when you grow up with 6 siblings). He’d sing it if I was taking a little longer to get something done. I didn’t enjoy it. My mom would remind me that the song says “I like to take my time…to do it right”, but that didn’t matter much at the time. Now that I’m not quite as vulnerable to my brother’s teasing, I’m actually thinking about making it my theme song. As funny as it might sound, Mr. Rogers’ message is found in a lot of my songwriting- taking time to notice what’s going on around you, taking time to think about what’s important in life, taking time to enjoy what you have, taking time to “do it right.” It’s been my motto since becoming a full time musician six years ago. I started out playing coffee shops, bars, churches, etc. in the Midwest, slowly building my repertoire. I did some recording on my own, but wanting to “do it right”, I saved up enough to work with a producer in Nashville (Mitch Dane). I’ve since released four full length projects- “Second Story”, “A Person and a Heart”, “With, To, From”, and “Living Room”. Trying to get to the essence of my work as a songwriter, I also started doing house concerts a couple years ago. You connect with your audience a lot more when you’re singing in front of their fireplace and sleeping on their couch! The idea took off, and I’ve since played in hundreds of homes all over the country including one extended coast to coast tour of 100 concerts in 100 days. I’m so grateful for the loyal and supportive people I’ve met along the way thus far. People who listen to and appreciate the songs, but also people who’ve given a lot back to me. As a musician, I’m pretty sure this is “doing it right.”

  • 2013

    Sep 21


    Kensington, MD, US | 8:00pm

    Kensington, MD, US
    Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Jan 23


    Nashville, TN, US | 7:30pm

    Nashville, TN, US
    Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:30pm

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    Nick Flora w/ Jon Troast and Rebecca Roubion Tix at the door / 18+ / doors 7:30 Nick Flora w/ Jon Troast and Rebecca Roubion http://www.facebook.com/NFloraMusic ...

  • 2012

    Dec 4


    Manitowoc, WI, US | 7:00pm
    Capitol Civic Centre-An A ...
    Manitowoc, WI, US
    Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:00pm
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