JON BLACKSTONE: HIS STORY

JON BLACKSTONE: HIS STORY

JON BLACKSTONE is a singer, songwriter, performer, producer and film maker from Seattle, WA. He has worked in the music industry for over 25 years in both Seattle and Nashville. He began playing professionally at the age of 16; so young he had to have a permit allowing Jon to perform in taverns and bars. In the 1990s Jon moved to Nashville. While there he wrote songs with some of Nashville's most talented writers including Troy Seals, who has written songs recorded by The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles and countless others. He also began producing recording sessions for various Nashville artists. In 1992 Jon formed a new band, "Jon Blackstone & The Rest of Us'" and began performing around Nashville including shows at the world famous BLUEBIRD CAFE. In 1995 he released his first album "Not Dressed For The Occasion" featuring the single "The Great I AM". The album also contains "Waiting To Hit Bottom" which features Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums) from the legendary Elton John Band. After finishing the album he returned to his hometown of Seattle to continue writing, recording, performing and producing albums for Seattle artists. He released his second album "Smoke, Mirrors & Dirty Glass" in 2001. Newly inspired, in 2014 Jon began writing over 50 new songs; some of which will be on his third solo album titled "SURVIVE" to be released April 2021.  Jon is currently putting a new band together with plans to perform live in the U.S. and abroad. Jon is also a filmmaker. In 1994 he released a short film titled "PIMPY". Jon co-wrote, directed and starred in the film. It won awards in several film festivals around the US, including major festivals in Chicago and Florida. You can watch "PIMPY" in the video section of this website.