Jon Strider is a world-class, performing singer/songwriter, musician and record producer, originally from the city of Berkeley (in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.) He has devoted his life to performing and creating songs and records in his unique way. His "Rhythm 'n Folk", and "Retro-rockin' Country with a Blues&Rhythm twist' music has taken him from Los Angeles to Nashville and Austin--and now to Europe. On his November 2016 release - "SOUL REUNION" (on New Sky Records) - Jon takes a detour off the country tracks and revisits the R&B/soul and gospel music that inspired him so much while growing up.

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Strider has produced, arranged and co-written over 40 albums, 8 of which (to date) feature Jon as a solo recording artist. His 8th solo album - SOUL REUNION - was released November 11, 2016 (CD & digitally on Bandcamp, Vinyl coming soon...) Two more full-length albums - and several singles - will released in 2017.

Jon is a consummate vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist---and a dynamic live performer. He performs solo, and with the JON STRIDER BAND. He is also a member of the ethereal and captivating 'to B ensemble'.

Strider's music vibrates with the explosive cultural and political changes that rocked the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960's and early 70's. He continued on to hone his musical, songwriting and production skills in Los Angeles, Nashville and Austin. Love and music ultimately brought him to Malmö, Sweden, where he currently hangs his hat.

In a live setting, Jon has played keyboards, and in some instances performed backing vocals, or guitar, with:
Eddie Money / Larry Graham / Mink DeVille / Dallas Taylor / Bill Amatneek / Little Roger & the Goosebumps / Dick Bright & His Sounds of Delight / Clifford Scott / The Rubinoos / Banana & Chicken Hirsch, Skyler Jett and many more...

Again, in a live setting, as a solo performer, or in bands he was in, Jon has opened for:
Etta James / Jorma Kaukonen (of the Jefferson Airplane) / Dan Hicks / Talking Heads / Bill Champlain / Thin Lizzy / Dead Kennedy's / The Shakers / Toots & the Maytals / Emmy Lou Harris, The Mojo Monkeys, and many more...

Jon has recorded, co-written and or studio-performed with BAND MEMBERS from Michael Jackson, Yes, The Crusaders, Dr. Dre, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, George Thorogood, Don Henley, Paul Simon, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Lucinda Williams, Steely Dan, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Rubinoos, Kim Fowley, Dick Bright & His Sounds of Delight, SRO, John Denver, David Grisham, Tony Rice, The Allman Bros., Doug Sahm, Delbert McClinton, Dwight Yoakum, Richard Thompson, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and many more...

Did you know that...
Jon Strider released his 8th solo album, SOUL REUNION, on November 11, 2016 at Syltan Kök & Pub, Malmö, Sweden. The songs on the album are: Loves Me To Life, Your Place Or Mine, Love Is Real, Hallelujah Heartache, Southern Sun, True To You, When Someone Throws Your Love Away, Distance Do Me Good and Strong In Spirit.

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The Offering (Jon & Vera) at Backa Festival November 11, 2006