Jonathn Ashe brings forth one of the most distinguished voices, and spirited guitar styling in contemporary music. He encompasses a versatility that is rarely found. His material ranges from the outstanding original album, “Feels Like Spring” to his sparkling, soulful renditions of yesterday, and today!
With a career spanning over three decades, back to the beginning where it all started with “The Squires” where Jon then began to perform at dances, parties, and proms. Yes, he did practice in the garage, but that was way before the phrase “Garage Band” was ever coined!
After The Squires, Jon signed up to play bass with Billy King and The Coachmen, touring the U.S. and Canada. The road proved to be a great learning experience. During that time, Jon worked with, and shared the bill with a plethora of entertainers such as: Tommy James & The Shondells, Exile, John Sebastian, Roger McGuinn, Richie Havens, Cool & the Gang, Jay & The Americans, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Drifters, The Dupree’s, Don & Juan, Fats Domino, Tony Orlando, Screamin’
Jay Hawkins, and many more.
Published on Jan 25, 2013
Jonathn Ashe sings the song "The Weight" at the Watchung Arts Center January 2013
Home on leave from Ft. McClellan, Alabama. Jon received a call from his old pal Peter Lucia. Pete asked if he’d like to help out on a couple of demos written by Tommy. They headed over to Century Sound NYC and recorded that afternoon and late into the evening. The songs had no titles, or lyrics, just instrumental tracks. Three months later those demos were released. The songs were entitled, “Mony, Mony”, and “Do Something’ To Me” Now you know the rest of the story, “Mony, Mony” went on to become a 5 million seller, and a Rock and Roll anthem! After returning from the Army Jon joined Tommy James as his bassist and toured with him for two years. He also co-wrote, and played Guitar on another hit with Tommy called “Calico”.
Jon is currently back writing songs with his longtime friend Tommy James for the up-coming Juke Box Musical entitled “Me, The Mob, and The Music” as well as keeping up with a busy performance schedule.
It quickly becomes evident Jon establishes a warmth and rapport with his audience which is an exciting experience. His spontaneous performance style and extensive repertoire make each show unique and special. JONATHN ASHE is definitely not to be missed!
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