HUGE thank you to all the people coming together after Hurricane Sally.
My heart, and prayers go out to all of you on the east coast during these challenging times. If you can- PLEASE donate where needed.
Here is a video just uploaded to You Tube last night. “TOP LEFT”
Feel free to share and enjoy!
Also the UPDATED show schedule for NOVEMBER.
Hope to see all of you out and about before it really starts getting cold.
With all the bookings coming in for Jon Eric’s the fall season, here are the current updates
CURRENT dates Updated as of 10/31 (THIS date gets modified on the Face Book event page)Here’s to seeing you out and about at the shows below. There are some AMAZING line up acts at the festivals, so feel free to browse the links provided for all the information you need.
BUCKTOWN Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
November 2nd, 2012 @ 11:30 AM (MORNING) until ???
225 E 2nd Street
This event is OPEN to the public
Afterwards- They are going to allow me to play
***Note the SATURDAY date change
IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Chamber Work with Winds
BETTENDORF PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Whiskey Junction
IOWA CITY YACHT CLUB
Meadows Ave Tap
5:30 PM: Interview/On Air in Studio
(KDIC | Grinnell College Radio)
6:00 PM: Home-style meal with student musicians
7:00 PM: Set up at Bob’s Underground Cafe (Grinnell College)
8:00 PM: Jon Eric performs SOLO at Bob’s Underground Cafe
****Bring your French Presses & Favorite COFFEE CUPS
Go ahead and leave the homework at home OR you can tell the professors that the Banjo Player ATE it!
Then from Thursday 9/20 – Sunday 9/23 I will be at TRIBAL EQUINOX
in Omaha, Nebraska at Riverwest Park
Spread the word- Much ♥!
Here are some upcoming shows right around the bend.
Really hope to see you all out and about for some of these events!
Check the websites for the AMAZING line-up’s and all your details needed.
Cold Spring, MN
July27th – 29th 2012
(with Blue Martain Tribe)
Des Moines, IA
August 3rd, 2012
Southside Artisan Festival 2012
(NOTE-no website but Jon Eric will be playing 4 HOURS worth of music
in 2 separate sets along with local and regional artists in painting and print!)
2108 Grandview Ave
August 11th, 2012
Bettendorf Public Library
August 18th, 2012
11564 Kinfolk Road, Eldridge, MO 65463
August 31 – Sept 3rd 2012
Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival
Sept 7th – 9th 2012
So mark those calendars and keep checking back to see show updates as they come in!
Keep your ears out for and NEW tour & cd coming out in early FALL.
Thank you all so much for those that came out to the SLOW DOWN & SAVOR WASHINGTON event!
Jon Eric’s “formal” set at JP’s 207 from 7-9pm on 6.9.2011 was fun, but then he continued the after-party for those who worked so hard to bring you this event. After about 6 hours of playing and all the cds of “That Was Then- This Is NOW”
gone for those that wanted them- much fun was had by all who attended.
POSTED and Video recording by: Shave Hargas
I got the chance to hang with the banjo ninja a while back at a show in Chicago, and shot this groovy lil jam outside the venue during setbreak. Great times, great show, great people! Nuthin’ but love! — with Jon Eric at Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL.
See video below:
Dragonfly by Jon Eric
Jon Eric wants each and every one of you had a wonderful and SAFE summer!
There are many surprises right around the corner with live performances and BRAND NEW instruments brought into the mix of his live sound. This banjo work he has been up to for the past few years is just the taste of icing on the musical cake!
So gear up, spread the word, and as the circles shrink and cross- YOU will be ready for it!
He also wants to thank SYSTEMS Unlimited and the Iowa City Free Lunch Program for allowing him to play for the good folks there. He urges, “If you can afford to give (especially by donating your TIME), lives CAN be changed!”
Spring, being right around the corner, has teased with warmer weather.
The gig schedules have picked up and taken shape for those bands or festivals needing something a little “different” on 5 string banjo! These include DEAD LARRY with their 2nd release, “As The Radio”! Their tour has been quite bittersweet with the passing of Alyssa Baye (For those that have seen the colorful banjo head “presented” back in September, SHE painted it.) Her memory lives on in those she has touched and I am quite thankful to have known her even for a brief time.
From the MidWest branching out one fan at a time, Jon Eric has been working hard to bring the music he loves to play and/or sing to YOU!
There are a few you tube videos out that you may or may not have seen yet, below are a few.
Halloween- Wookiefoot playing “Activate” with Special Guest Jon Eric on Banjo
Duluth, MN #1 Wookiefoot with Jon Eric shredding on 5 string banjo
Wookiefoot featuring Smokin’ Joe Scarpellino (bassist of Dead Larry)
Also for those wishing to add search for Jon Eric Music on Face Book click HERE
For Electronic Press Kit (EPK) visit Jon Eric’s Reverb Nation site HERE. This site has all the current videos, press, photos, dates, and updates.
GO & share with friends or those you think may enjoy!
The holidays are full of people getting together with family and friends. Sharing in good times, happy memories and gifts they purchased. The Malls and stores are packed- making headaches and stress for all those out in it.
Stop and take a moment to reflect on the year you have had everyone. All the small things that made such a difference in your year of 2010 – could be as simple as a smile or a hug. Has anyone done something for you that had you would not have been able to do on your own? Or maybe brightened a day that was not going so well? This has definitely happened in my life. And for each and every one of you that DID make a brighter day in my 2010 – I thank YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Making each day count brings the spirit of Christmas a little closer to home. For those of us who may not be near family, we surround ourselves with loving souls who wish for peace and love through the holidays.
Reflecting back on those that could not be with us physically- they will ALWAYS be there in spirit.
My Christmas for the 3rd year running will be spend once again with NO commercialism. Instead will be spent playing music for those of the Iowa City Free Lunch Program. If you can afford to give to this selfless organization -please do. It does not even take money- just time or just a few items to look out for in the coming year.
So as you travel- be SAFE
As you wish- Make it BIG
Love each other with ALL your heart
Happy Holidays & have a VERY Merry Christmas!
While surroundings, friends, or situations outside ourselves change from year to year-
we evolve into the people we wish to be.
As there is just as much to be TRULY Thankful for, many of us loose sight of those who don’t have as much.
So here is your challenge everyone. Take a moment everyday and DO for someone. Could be as little as a smile or a sincere gift of your TIME. The best things in life can NOT be bought or require any kind of price. Try your best to bring out the positive in people. There are many in need in your own community. You walk by them and see them in your daily lives. Believe me the most important lessons learned this past 2 years for me is how much is in me to GIVE MORE.
Wishing you only LOVE, LIGHT, and MUCH RESPECT (anything else can only be built on those 3 truths)
Banjoistically yours, Jon Eric
More pics were sent to me so I thought I would post them here for those that have not seen them yet.
Rob Elliot was awesome to send me these 2 he shot at the 420 event @ The Blue Moose Tap House W/ Dead Larry and Insectoid!
After the 4/20 show on Tuesday, I headed up to Ames, IA to sit in with MBN-TSSB. Unfortunately there are no pictures from that show- as it is downright impossible to always have pics shot while one is playing.
After playing I scooted back to Iowa City for RIVERFEST!
I am so thankful for all those who made it out! And VERY thankful the rain held off for the whole set! Also a special thanks to my good buddy Miles Raife for adding that solid guitar track- saving me from lugging a bunch of gear risking the chance of getting all the equipment drenched! But the rain came — as I was on my way BACK out to Des Moines for another show that night!
The Vaudeville Mews was a stellar time as well with MBN-TSSB. Thankfully one photo was sent by www.jessicaphotography.net
Slew Grass will be playing TODAY 4/27 at 7pm – Lonnski’s Pub & Deli 908 Main Street Grinnell, IA See you there!
Thank you for supporting the musical dreams making them a reality! Also, be sure to check back in about a week as MORE fliers for shows will be added as soon as I can!