POUSETTE-DART BAND “The missing link between The Byrds and Vince Gill, a folk rock legend.” -MTV “Jon Pousette-Dart still has a voice and uses it to full effect” -Indie Musicology “Passion, intellect and musicality.” -Vintage Guitar Magazine “One of the nearly forgotten heroes of the northeastern folk rock scene…the group left behind a series of stunning albums they recorded for Capitol Records, many of which remain hidden classics to this day.” -Elmore Magazine “A gilded tenor and a smooth hand on the guitar” -Mix Magazine For their part, the Pousette-Dart Band reflected the sounds of the ’70s, securing their place in the musical firmamentby purveying that harmonious soft rock sound also advanced by bands likethe Eagles, America and Orleans. Signed to Capitol Records, they put outfour critically hailed albums for the label (Pousette-Dart Band, Amnesia, Pousette-Dart Band 3, and Never Enough) and a recent compilation (TheBest of Pousette-Dart Band), and recruited for some of the biggest toursof the decade, including Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive victory lap and Yes’ epic Fragile extravaganza. Jon himself traveled in the same circles as some of the era’s brightest luminaries, including James Taylor and the entire Taylor clan, Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat’s Lowell George among them. After an absence of several years in which he earned a comfortable living working in the lucrative world of television jingles, singing and playing sessions, collaborating with other songwriters, and producinga series for the History Channel and representing the work of his father– the internationally renowned abstract artist Richard Pousette-Dart — Jon resurfaced on his own. He revived and reignited his musical career, beginning with a recorded reunion with his old colleagues aptly entitled “It’s About Time” followed by another belated effort that was initiated withhis former colleagues in the early ’90s and eventually issued in 1998. Thealbum, entitled Ready To Fly (later re-titled Put Down Your Gun), was an assertive statement decrying the growing violence engulfing the country.His solo career would continue in earnest with 2002’s Sample This, Heart& Soul in 2005, and Anti-Gravity in 2008. Jon recently released hislatest solo record, Talk, in 2015 to critical acclaim!
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