Archive for June, 2011
“So far so good.” States Jon Eric as he tells me from a few days back in Iowa City after being on the road from these summer mini-tours. To back-track, The Last on the list was Fire in the Flatlands in Laurens, IA. Many tickets were gifted to his fans that may have needed the break that this farmhouse gave. The sense of family he has made there has been quite a tribal ordeal for him. Just a year ago during that same festival this is where he was introduced to the wonderful HOTBED of talent from many states including Dead Larry (which released their new cd “As The Radio” -of which Jon Eric is on 2 cuts of this brand new cd). Useful Jenkins (Fierce acoustic band from Mankato, MN) and has since shared many touring opportunities, shows and sit in spots with both bands! Exciting times await for the future now that festival season is now in FULL SWING. One of the major bits of news JE told me about was the Zalin Zone playground for the kids at Hidden Acres Music Farm. Those of you in the know, remember Zalin was a young boy who had inoperable brain tumor and passed away into love and light last year. His parents carried on his memory with a playground just for those who would benefit the most from it. The TRUE FUTURE of Hidden Acres Music Farm rests now in the adults who attend these music festivals but of the CHILDREN who make life long friends there and continue to have happy wonderful memories of the fun friends they make. Jon told me that many of the adults learned from them as well- as they played, shared, and grew so fond of each other during that weekend. Such fun with painting, drawing, food, dressing up like Halloween and other activities revolved JUST for them. Exiting times we live in when kids of all ages can teach adults that we CAN get along in LOVE and RESPECT for each other, the family, the tribe, and eventually the world!
Thursday June 9th 2011- Jon had the rare opportunity to head north to Minneapolis to play with the 2 fantastic bands: LUNAR FUNK THEORY & BITTER ROOTS at the 7th street entrance while BOOTSY COLLINS was headlining at 1st Street Live!
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THAT WILL BE UPDATED AS WE RECEIVE THE INFORMATION FROM JON ERIC
Wakarusa 2011 Ozark Mountains, Arkansas -To be updated
Sitting in with Vince Herman & The Great American Taxi at The Iowa City Yacht Club
Bella Tempo Festival – Harmony Park- Geneva Minnesota -To be updated
Lovefest in the MidWest- Papillion (Omaha), Nebraska – To be updated