JONATHAN has called the APP-UH-LATCH-UN Mountains home his whole life and like most mountain folk he has been deeply impacted by mountain music culture. His parents were his first musical influence as part of a southern gospel trio when he was a little boy. Because of the strong religious influence Jonathan cut his musical teeth by singing in churches in different bands. While still a worship leader in his church, his musical tree sprouted a new branch as his songwriting began taking him on a whole new musical journey.
In 2015 began gigging around with his rock and roll band, Hello October, playing lots of local music festival and venues including three stops at Bristol’s Rhythm and Roots Festival. Now Jonathan is standing out on his own with a new batch of songs and new emphasis on his songwriting hoping to pave a new way for himself as a singer/songwriter.