More Detailed Bio
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Jon Strider, a 5th generation, native Californian, began performing music in the (San Francisco) Bay Area, emerging with an artistic destiny shaped by the cultural upheavals and artistic revelations of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
In 1986 Jon took his craft to Los Angeles, California, producing and creating music and songs and albums in his Pacific Songworks studio which was a part of Intermix, Inc.--a video and film production house operated by Reiko Posner Matsudaira. In this period he also logged time in Nashville, Austin and the Pacific Northwest.
Starting in 2001, love and music brought Strider repeatedly to Europe and Scandinavia. Since 2005 he has called Malmö, Sweden his home.
As the father of a form of music described as "Rhythm & Folk", Strider synthesized the rock, blues and acoustic worlds, a hybrid of storytelling, grooves and keen empathy. In current concert settings, the Jon Strider Band now plays "Retro-rockin' country with a Blues&Rhythm twist", and festival crwods love it!
(1) In a live setting, Jon has played keyboards, and in some instances 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, from The Youngbloods, Andreas Eriksson 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 / The Rubinoos / Stephen Bishop / Billy Block /Toots & the Maytals / Emmy Lou Harris / The Mojo Monkeys, and many more...
As a producer/singer-songwriter/musician,
Jon has been blessed and honored to have PRODUCED, RECORDED WITH, CO-WRITTEN WITH and/or PLAYED in the studio WITH the MUSICIANS FROM THE BANDS OF Paul Simon, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Don Henley (lead singer of the Eagles), Jackson Browne, Carlene Carter, Supe & The Sandwiches, Stanley Clarke, The Rubinoos, Gloria Balsam, Kim Fowley, Morgan Kibby, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Dwight Yoakum, Merle Haggard, Carlene Carter, George Thorogood, Steely Dan, Tori Amos, John Hiatt, Little Feat, Lucinda Williams and Whitney Houston. "Thanks goes out to all of them for their creative contributions and the joy I had working with them."..jon All these musicians are credited on 7 album releases. Find out who they are at: www.jonstrider.bandcamp.com
Strider has toured the world, recorded 7 solo albums, produced dozens of other artists, found a radio audience, built recording studios, scored films and television shows, and willingly and joyfully entertained people with his music.
"My feet are deeply rooted and earth speaks up and through me,
My brain taps the infinite sky above…"--Jon Strider