Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Brews and Tunes: Live Music Around the Historic Triangle this Weekend

Jon Smith has song to fit any musical palate. (Courtesy of Jon Smith Music)

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Each week, WYDaily will begin featuring a local musician, group, event, or venue as part of its Brews and Tunes! This week, Ben Mackin chats with local musician, Jon Smith.

Who is on that stage?

For any live music fan looking for some variety, Jon Smith has you covered. Listen as he takes you on a genre bending set, from Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” to Tyler Childer’s modern classic “Universal Sound.”

What about something for the kids? How about a medley of songs from almost every Disney movie of the last half century.

Looking for a song that will make you feel some kind of way? Get out the tissues as Jon unleashes a gut wrenching cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up.”

Here are five quick facts about Jon Smith:

Q: What was the first album to blow your mind?

A: “Texas Flood” by Stevie Ray Vaughan. I had never heard anyone play a guitar or sing like that before.

Q: What is your favorite instrument that you own and why?

A: My Martin [guitar]. It’s well balanced. Really great acoustics.

Q: When and where was your first gig and how did it go?

A: My first paid gig was with Paul Todd at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. We split $100 and one meal.

Q: What is your favorite song to cover live?

A: Either “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson or “Cover Me Up” by Jason Isbell.

Q: When and where are your next few gigs?

A: Thursday, Feb. 3, 9 p.m. at Green Leafe, 765 Scotland St.

Thursday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. at Two Drummers Smokehouse, 8864 Richmond Rd.

Ready to head out for the weekend? Check out who is playing where around the Historic Triangle!

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