Everything in Jon McLaughlin's life makes its way into his music, whether he's conscious of it or not. The artist, raised in Indiana and based in Nashville, brings all of his experiences and beliefs into each song he creates, something that is especially true now that he's the father of two young girls.
Jon released his debut album, Indiana, in 2007 on Island Def Jam, attracting fans with his heartfelt, hook-laden songwriting and impassioned delivery. He's released four full-lengths in the ten years since and revealed a true evolution in both his piano playing and singing. He's played shows with Billy Joel, Kelly Clarkson and Adele, collaborated with longtime friend Sara Bareilles, co-written with Demi Lovato and even performed at the Academy Awards in 2008.
Jon's last album, Like Us, dropped in October of 2015 via Razor & Tie, and he spent the past few years touring extensively before heading back into his Nashville studio to work on new music.
The musician's latest project is a Christmas EP, titled Red & Green, his second release celebrating the holidays. This one, recorded with various collaborators around Nashville, features three original tunes and two covers.
To celebrate the Christmas EP Jon is going out on tour titled This Time Of Year tour, backed by Rich Brinsfield on Bass and Chris Farney on Drums. The trio will be performing a mix of Christmas music and songs from his previous albums.
As with everything he does, Jon's goal is to create connections. He wants to translate his experiences and ideas into music that reaches fans everywhere. His passion for music and playing is evident in each note he plays.