also worth checking out ...

jcb (beta run) - a year of acoustic enterprise

morning toast sessions (recorded in watertown, ny - spring 2001)

wide wale (jon's first band, upstate new york) - more on wide wale

loophole (jon's first album, cut in syracuse, ny - spring 2000)


So Beautiful

"So Beautiful" was recorded by my brilliant cousin Dan Mitchell in Niantic, CT. He's one of the most talented musicians I know, but his real strength may be arrangement. He plays everything and throws out some ridiculously interesting sounds. It's hard-core and/but well worth checking out: The video was shot and edited by Eric Budney (West Hill Productions) at Eric's house on West Hill Lake in New Hartford, CT (also, the scene of the annual Budneyfest, this year to be held on June 23rd). Eric is, in his own right, one of best photographers I've ever worked with. It was a privilege to get to work with both Dan and Eric on this little project. And of course, as always, my wife is ... so beautiful.




"Undistrubed" was put together by my best buddy and Wide Wale charter member Jeff Kessinger (, I recorded the song at Syracuse University in '00. Big thanks to producer Eric Thomas and Rob Siegers (aka Banjo Boris). The song is about letting life happen and enjoying every minute of it. The pictures back up that philosophy. They are the building blocks of the friendship that is Wide Wale.