Jon River dove into his music head first after a lengthy former career in banking and IT. He has been writing music for the past 10 years, gaining the respect and support of local fans and musicians. Prior to creating music full time, he sharpened his skill set as the front man in several successful cover acts, including Designated Driver, who developed a following from the local Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.
Jon was also in a few other bands where vocal performances were highly skilled and varied. "I learned how to successfully layer vocal performances, I love big vocal bands, so when I learned to harmonize it was a whole new ballgame", "We would do everything from Huey Lewis & The News followed by more involved lead singing songs like "Rock And Roll" by Led Zeppelin, throw in other fan favorites and then mix in country music.
Since his cover band days Jon has maintained his desire to be an artist and is staying fully committed to his rock and country rock roots. Fans should expect to hear that in his music, as varied influences can have a huge impact in his songwriting and composition style, how his original songs are arranged and etc., especially on his latest EP Learning to Fly.
With plans to visit and eventually relocate to Nashville to continue his pursuit of his music career, Jon remains optimistic and excited for what his musical future brings
He began working with Somedays Studios in 2019.
To listen to more of his music, or to contact Jon River for an interview on their site, podcast, or radio show, you can reach out via Jonriver.com