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THE JON FOX STORY

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Jon was a professional semi-trailer truck driver.

Jon Fox is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. Though he grew up in the “Gate City,” he’s been known to have affection for wanderlust. Working as a truck driver for a few years in his early twenties, Jon was able to get a taste of the bounty this beautiful country has to offer. After his truck driving career, Jon purchased a traditional cabin in Laurel Bloomery and his mountain sanctuary has been the jumping off point for many adventures since. [His] musical career has let him call cities like Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee home for brief periods of time. Perhaps the most interesting place Fox has called home is Alaska; where he spent his days in Denali National Park and earned his living as a line cook. He has been to every state in the continental United States and as soon as logistically possible, he plans to allow his music to take him across vast oceans too.

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Jon lived in Alaska for a while.

Jon’s affinity for music can be attributed to his father, Dave Fox, who worked as a professional musician. Music was always a part of Jon’s life so it’s not surprising that he feels most at home in this creative profession. Though his father played a big part in inspiring Jon’s musical career, his adult inspirations include singer-songwriters like Steve Earle, J.J. Cale, John Hiatt, and Ryan Bingham. Jon has a distinct Americana-folk style and even though his hometown style is often rooted in Appalachia, it’s obvious that his travels have given him the ability to bridge the gap into a wider audience. His undisguised lyrics provide a sense of home to every listener… and though his songs are poetry in lyric, his straightforward delivery speaks volumes to blue collar Americans. When you experience the music of Jon Fox you feel as though you are a part of the stories he tells.

Whether he’s playing his Taylor acoustic or his Fender Strat, the melodic layers of his music peel away to life experiences that invoke a sense of nostalgia in the listener from lost love to love found or dreams dreamed to adventures fulfilled.

Written by Lacy Hilliard.
Published in The Tomahawk newspaper.
Mountain City, TN July 3, 2012.

Jon is one of the best up and coming singer songwriters out there today.  — Chris Knight

 

RADIO & TV

As an artist steeped in Americana, roots, folk, and rock music – both its history and the current musical climate — Jon offers a wealth of creative insight. He can be heard weekly on a live radio broadcast from Emory & Henry College, and he has also been a live studio guest on Alternate Root TV in addition to being a popular personality on Facebook, CDBaby and Reverb Nation.

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The “Crooked Wheels” live radio show, on 90.7 WEHC FM, broadcast Tuesdays from 7–8pm.

Jon hosts the live radio show, Crooked Wheels, with his selections of Americana, folk, rock, and roots music. He entertains listeners with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the history of the music being played, and the influences behind each artist. The show is broadcast from the Emory & Henry College studio to an audience spanning southern Virginia. Tune in for a blend of songs that aren’t typically heard on mainstream radio.

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Alternate Root TV is a long-running show featuring roots, americana, and rock musicians with live in-studio performances.

Alternate Root TV, the media brand of Alternate Root Magazine runs a series of video interviews and live in-studio guests from the blues, fold, roots rock, americana genres. Visit the Alternate Root TV website here.

Jon Fox was a featured in-studio musical guest on Alternate Root TV, along with Jon’s guitarist Tim Betts — long time guitarist for CJ Chenier. Check out the Alternate Root TV archives for their live performances in the TV studio.

 


Jon Fox is a rising star on the Americana Music scene.
  — Alternate Root Magazine

 

TOP CHART RECORDING ARTIST

With four albums under his belt going back to 2003, and a childhood spent in recording studios with his father, Dave Fox, Jon Fox is no stranger to the recording studio. His album Crooked Wheels charted high in the Americana charts, both in the U.S. and Europe.

From South Carolina to Alaska, Jon has worked with session greats from the Marshall Tucker Band, a former Country Music Association (CMA) Guitar Player of the Year, two of Muddy Waters’ guitarist’s bandmates, and more. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of them:

  • Tim Lawter, from the Marshall Tucker Band
  • Rusty Milner from the Marshall Tucker Band
  • Ronal Radford, from the Marshall Tucker Band, and CMA Guitar Player of the Year
  • Tim Betts, guitarist for world renowned Zydeco artist, CJ Chenier
  • Chuck Cotten, award winning drummer for Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters’ guitarist)
  • Chris Carroll, bassist for Bob Margolin
  • Tim Paretti
  • Joey Barnes, drummer for Daughtry and solo artist
  • Thomas Rowan
  • Dave Fox, leader of the Draves, the Meldavians, and the Dave Fox Group
Cover to 2010 album Crooked Wheels by Jon Fox

Jon Fox’s 2010 album, which ranked in the Americana charts

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Jon Fox’s 2008 album, Something Real.

 

LIVE MUSICIAN – SOLO & BAND

Looking for a reliable, seasoned live performer? Jon Fox has over ten years experience as a live performing artist, with stints as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter act, with another musician in a duo, and with a full band playing blues, rock, and folk originals & cover songs.
Jon has played in just about every type of venue, from the well known musical hub, The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN to bars and churches. He understands how to work with all kinds of equipment, and never fails to entertain a crowd, as you can see in videos of his performances.

Some of Jon Fox’s notable venues include:

In addition to being a headline act, Jon has opened for acts such as Lightnin’ Charlie, the Tim Betts Band, and twice for Chris Knight.

What to expect at a Jon Fox show:

Jon Fox’s solo and duo performances blend Americana, Folk, and Roots Rock to produce a unique, yet familiar singer songwriter sound similar to Steve Earle, John Hiatt, or Chris Knight. Strong rhythm acoustic guitar playing and impassioned vocals mark every Jon Fox performance. When playing with a band, Jon picks up his vintage Strat and lays down tasty blues-inspired leads as well, and his song choices include a memorable & singable mix of originals, with enough cover songs to keep any crowd engaged.

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

Jon can be seen performing live in the Tennessee (TN) and Virginia (VA) areas at several venues, but is available for travel. He is currently taking reservations for any size venue, from festivals to bars. When booking with Jon, please indicate whether you need him to supply a sound technician, and if you prefer a full band, or a smaller solo/duo performance.

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PHOTOS OF JON FOX