Jon Strider, a 5th generation, native Californian, began performing music in the (San Francisco) Bay Area, emerging with an artistic destiny shaped by the cultural and artistic upheavals of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. As the father of a form of music described as "rhythm'n'folk", Strider has synthesized the rock and acoustic worlds, a hybrid of storytelling, grooves and keen empathy.
Strider’s latest album "Fresh Tracks", takes his West Coast/Austin/Nashville-influences to amazing new heights of singer-songwriter brilliance. A true tale of an American immigrant. Scandinavia bound. Songs of love, hope and disillusion, hearthache and joy. Helped by rising star producer, Amir Aly, the album’s breakout hit single, “Apple Pie Song”, is a slice of pure pop perfection. Indeed, everyone of these “Fresh Tracks” is a sonic delight.
Strider has toured the world, recorded 6 solo albums, produced dozens of other artists, found a radio audience, built recording studios, scored films and television shows. Jon is also a dynamic, hardworking and captivating live entertainer. His 400+ original song catalog, brims with a colorful life, fully lived.
As a keyboardist/back-up vocalist Jon toured with Eddie Money, Larry Graham, Van Morrison, Mink Deville, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Dan Hicks, Boz Scaggs and as a producer/singer-songwriter/session musician, Jon have produced or co-written or recorded with the musicians from the bands of Paul Simon, Elton John, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, George Thorogood, Steely Dan, Tori Amos, John Hiatt, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Allman Brothers Band, Whitney Houston...
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