Performance by Jon Rounds

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Performance by Jon Rounds

December 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jon Rounds, songwriter and acoustic guitarist. began his musical career in State College in the 1970s as the lead guitarist for the folk/country singer Bob Dear, whose repertoire included songs by Guy Clark, Gordon Lightfoot, Jerry Jeff Walker, and early Bob Dylan that would become part of the Americana canon long before the genre was named. Their music continues to influence Rounds’s own writing.

He went on to play and write songs for State College-based bands, including the Rounds Brothers; Cartoon; Hughes, Kidder& Rounds; and Mathieu, Fox & Rounds. Cartoon played an annual reunion concert of original music at the Central PA Festival of the Arts from 1984 through 2012. His last pre-Covid performance was with harmonica virtuoso Richard Sleigh at First Night 2019. He has played several songwriter-in-the-round shows at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, and appeared on the Nashville-based webcast for songwriters, The Weird Turn Pro, on July 30, 2020.

His songs have been performed and/or recorded by dozens of artists with ties to State College, including Richard Sleigh, Tommy Wareham, Jen Hesketh, Jameson Kidder, Whetstone Run, Morningsong, and Northwest Territory.

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December 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm