My musical influences are quite broad, in that I grew up with parents that loved Classic Country & Bluegrass and by the time I started going to High School I had gone through phases of Alternative, Hip Hop, Rap, Classic Rock and everything in between that I could relate to or had a story to tell of some sort. These days I have been getting back to the bluegrass music and enjoy a lot of soul filled music from artists like Travis Tritt, Chris Stapleton , Alan Jackson, Johnny Reid, Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks but certainly would also put The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Guns N’ Roses, Matchbox Twenty, Metallica and Eagles into a category of some of the top influences in my life as well.
We hired Jon for our wedding in October 2019. He was recommended after we expressed that we felt a DJ would not suit who we are. We had two different locations 20 minutes apart, with just intentions of him playing at our reception because the ceremony was to be held outside and in a field with no power. After he asked for some information about our day, he went out of his way to offer to set up wireless speakers and have a microphone ready for our ceremony, and to also be set up with the band in our barn. Any requests were no trouble at all for him.
When the day finally came, it was an absolute downpour and he still took the time to set up at our outdoor ceremony despite the risk the rain would not stop – and it certainly didn’t.
At the reception, he had the band set up and microphone available for our speeches. Everything went flawlessly thanks to Jon & his band – the entrance songs and first dance were timed perfectly. The acoustics and sound level were perfect and MANY people (including my husband) made comments about how at first they didn’t realize he was singing – everyone’s first impression was that he sounded so amazing it had to be a recorded song playing in the background.
I was so touched after the wedding to find out that Jon drove my brother who is in a wheelchair, up the huge hill to the field so that no one had to push him.
Jon and his band exceeded far beyond any expectations that I had and we are so pleased that he was a huge part of our day. Friendly, professional, and not to mention amazing musicians.