Bio

If Jerry Garcia, Ryan Adams, and Tony Rice had a baby Jon would be their first born....or something like that 

 

"Jon Cumming's, gentle “Long Way Home’’ is a tasteful change-of-pace from the string-band flash." ~ Steve Morse, Boston Globe

Short Bio

     Jon Cumming, singer-songwriter and founding member of the New England Music Award's 2013 Best Americana Act, Hot Day at the Zoo has shared the stage with such greats as Levon Helm, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Grace Potter, RailRoad Earth, The Infamous String Dusters,The Devil Makes Three and Hot Buttered Rum String Band.


Full Bio

     Jon Cumming,  singer-songwriter and founding member of the New England Music Award's 2013 Best Americana Act, Hot Day at the Zoo has  traveled from Boston to New York and from Colorado to Kentucky and beyond playing festivals, theaters, and concert halls to enthusiastic audiences, fans, and friends alike. Along the way he has shared the stage with such greats as Levon Helm, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Grace Potter, RailRoad Earth, The Infamous String Dusters, Assembly of Dust, Hot Buttered Rum String Band, The Devil Makes Three, and the Ryan Montbleau band to name a few. He weaves his stellar picking around songs that are  true Independent Americana . With roots in Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and Contemporary music Jon's songs and concerts have a little bit of everything for everybody. According to the revered music critic, Steve Morse of the Boston Globe; “Jon Cumming's "Long Way Home," is a gentle change of pace from the string band flash."  

     Late in 2016 Jon  made the decision to move from Boston to Colorado to expand his  world both personally and musically. He took with him four volumes of recordings currently being catalogued for soon to be released solo singles and full length CDs. Featuring some of the best musicians he has played with during his  time touring on the East Coast including Hot Day at the Zoo's Jed Rosen on Bass, Boston's legendary Jimmy Ryan on Mandolin, Virginia's Hot Seat's Banjoist Ben Belcher on Banjo, sometime Adam Ezra Group side man Jordan Tirrel Wyscocki on Fiddle,James Cohen of The Ryan Montlbeau band on drums,Rob Flax on fiddle, Twisted Pine's Dan Bui on Mandolin, Kathleen Parks on Fiddle and Chris Sartori on bass Jon is  excited and proud of the music they  created and is  looking forward to releasing the first volume in 2017.

Venues Played 

Nectars Burlington Vt
Higher Ground Burlington Vt.
Lizard Lounge Somerville Ma
Toad Somerville Ma
Club Passim Cambridge Ma
Cantab Lounge Cambridge Ma
TT The Bears Cambridge Ma.
Quiotes Denver Co.
Mountain Sun Boulder Co
Purple Fiddle Thomas Wv.
Fishfest Kermer Wyoming
Outdoor Fest Bozemon Mont,
Middle East Cambridge Ma.
Wescott Theatre Syracuse NY.
Electric Company Utica Ny.
Ellsworth Theatre Ellsworth Me. (Grace Potter)
Rodeo Bar Ny Ny
Brighton Music Hall Boston Ma
The Stone Church Newmarket Nh.
Paradise Rock Club Boston Ma
Johnny Ds Somerville Ma.
Boarding House Park Lowell Ma.
Waterhole Saranac Lake Ny 
Putnam Den Saratoga Ny,
Wheelhouse Narragansett RI.
Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton Ma. 
Unity Center for the Performing Arts Unity Me.
Java Barn Canton Ny
Nietzsches Buffalo Ny
Triumph Brewing Company New Hope Pa. 
KAC Center NY
 

Festivals Played 

Gathering of the Vibes 
Mountain Jam Hunter Mt. Ny. 
Wormtown Music Festival Greenfield Ma. 
Sterling Stage Sterling Ny 
Backwoods Pond Fest 
Empire Brew Fest Syracuse Ny 
Nelson Ledges Garrettsville Ohio  
Fishfest Kermer Wyoming 
Outdoor Fest Bozemon Mont,



 

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