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Smalltown Jon and the Good Co. Band / Bio

Life can be difficult. Life can beat u like waves beat a boat against a rocky shore.What energy we are not using to steady ourselves,we have to either waste or make our lives better with.Songwriting came a little late for me,though poetry had been a fixture in my life for some time.Through first poetry,then songwriting,my mind was able to make sense out of the madness I was experiencing from a very young age. By 18,I had been misdiagnosed w 10 different mental illnesses. By age 19,I had given myself a stroke from using too much dirty LSD,which was common in the 90s.Slowly,but surely,I eventually got myself into college and onto a better life.All along,I was dealing with a reality that most others were unaware of.You see,I have been seeing "Spirits" since I can recall,and this plays quite a bit into my songwriting.I don't always discuss it directly in the writing,but its influence can be found in some of my descriptions. "The Love that Leads Me" is about what happens to some people immediately after death. That is,being lost and finding your way back to the "light"."Oh,Molly!" is a story about a couple and a father in law I never knew in person,but knew well in the gut of creativity."Save Me" is about loving,but not yet being willing to fall in love while being completely honest about it.I look at my songs like some people look at their tattoos;each one has its own story,and each story a song.My goal is to-within the realm of reason-make sure that the listener is always moved somehow and never bored.-------------Credits for Echoes the album- Michelle Terry-Percussion---Travis Halford-Lead guitar----Nate Mack-guest musician-dissonant lead on "Oh,Molly!"-----Jonathan Martin-Bass,Rhythm guitar,Vocals,and songwriting.Thanks for checking us/me out. You can hear my music on Facebook and ReverbNation.Happy listening,and blessed be...

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Smalltown Jon and the Good Co. Band
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Rock / Blues / Roots

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Waynesville, NC