Mountain Town is an Americana music group from Park City, Utah who bring you what they call “Acoustic Music from The American West” - combining traditional Country Music with Bluegrass and Folk - yearning pedal steel guitar and rhinestone emblazoned suits - singer, songwriter and principal member of the group, Dr. Jon has been a performing artist on small stages and house concerts for over 30 years and tailors the size of the band to match the venue. The Ski-Town (and namesake of the group) of Park City, Utah is a tourism hub for the state and its' vibrant 7-days-a-week live music culture provides a rich musical landscape. Arriving in 2000, Dr. Jon (who has been a practicing dentist in Park City for more than 20 years) used session work, jam sessions and live performances to grow his dental practice. Classically trained in piano and Flamenco guitar since the age of 6, he started gigging out in high-school and University bands and worked as a side-man to help pay for college and dental school. After 14 years of full-time practice in Park City, Dr. Jon packed up a car-load of gear in pursuit of a faculty appointment and post-doctorate level teaching with the Navy which brought him to Oceanside (California), Gulfport (Mississippi), Portsmouth (Virginia) and Jacksonville (North Carolina). While stationed at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, it was an ideal time to produce recorded music. In 2019, Mountain Town entered into a management and recording arrangement with London UK based record label The Animal Farm Music. Valuing artistic freedom, the label encouraged the band to continue releasing self-published material so that their scope of work spans beautiful theatrically sounding songs to stripped down 'bar-room' anthems. Self-published material mixed and mastered at Nashvox Studios and McKay studios (Nashville, TN). Most often booked as a solo act, Dr. Jon brings you the music and stories of Mountain Town with the addition of tracked drum parts for high energy dance numbers and a harmony setting for the vocal mic that leaves the audience wondering 'where is the backup singer'? Mountain Towns' debut album 'Far From Home' was released in August 2022 and is available in print CD and on all digital platforms. Not wanting to step away from the dental chair now that he's back home, popular venues include local bars, wineries and brewpubs in the western states. Mountain Town is an absolutely perfect choice for a House Concert - and the mellow atmosphere and opportunity to tell tales and interact with the audience make it Jon's #1 favorite when it comes to a performance venue. Be it a Honky Tonk or House Concert - you're in for a fantastic live show - wear your Cowboy hat and boots!
Sinusoidal Music review of debut album 'Far From Home'
"Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Frank Zappa. It’s a dark and brutal business and I have always felt like if Frank could find a place – then I can too."
"Writing specifically about our common struggles that unite so many of us, their debut album Far From Home features a diverse usage of instrumentation, dynamic vocal deliveries, a crisp production, and so much more."
"Now they bring us their most ambitious release to date with their debut album, titled Far From Home. Laying down sounds that stem from the traditions of the American West, the band writes about common struggles that many people encounter, creating a sense of relatability and connection in their songs."