Before the release of Jon Paul's debut self-titled EP, he was a finalist in the regional rounds of the 2011 New Song Mountain Stage Music contest. The EP, produced by Chris Jacobie, hosts a fantastic lineup of musicians including Ramy Antoun (Alexi Murdoch, Seal) Michael Bellar (Amos Lee) Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne) and mixed by Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars, Nickel Creek). "It was an honor getting to work with players that I admire so much. I'm really happy with the way it came out, and can't wait for people to hear it."
Jon Paul, a 2008 Berklee College of Music graduate, studied songwriting and guitar performance, but has been involved with music all of his life. Growing up with a severe stammer as a child, music was his only way to escape the trapped feeling of not being able to communicate what he wanted to say.
Jon Paul has been pleasing audiences everywhere from all around the Northeast, Texas and England with his unique approach to songwriting. His debut EP is a launching pad for a musician that won't be going anywhere for a while, "music is one of the most important things in my life. As long as I'm alive, I'll still be writing."