Meet Jon Fox
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.
“ My affinity for music can be attributed to my father, Dave Fox, who worked as a professional musician. Music has always been a part of my life so it’s not surprising that I feel 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.
Jon Fox is an americana roots folk rock musician singer songwriter living in Tennessee (TN). He’s an accomplished live and session guitar player, but what sets him apart, is his brutally honest lyrics.
This is a true artist, writing true songs about life the way he sees it. Along with drummer Chuck Cotten, bassist Tyler Barringer, and Fox’s father, Dave Fox on keyboards, the music on his latest album elevates the already strong lyrics to a place, where few songwriters can say they’ve taken their music.
WHAT I CREATE
Featuring the guitar work of Tim Betts, the long time guitarist for CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Jon Fox’s sophomore album stands out as a masterpiece. Following in the tracks of great American songwriters such as Tom Petty and Steve Earle, Fox blazes his own path to glory with serious songs ranging from the topics of Mountaintop Coal Removal, to songs about hopping trains.
Crooked Wheels stands out as one of the most remarkable, and truly original albums to have come out in the Americana genre in quite sometime. Jon Fox is definitely an artist to keep an eye on.