Jonathan Pierce - Vocals/Guitar
Born in Mobile but raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Jonathan Pierce started playing drums in 2003 at the age of 21 while attending Auburn.
“I got a late start. Most people get at least introduced to an instrument in middle school. So my path has felt more like the Oregon Trail game than a quick rise to fame. I am thankful that I feel like I have finally found my voice. Many people told me that I couldn't do it including those closest to me.
The secret is just being yourself and having others accept who you are or not."
Jonathan slowly moved over to guitar around 2008. In 2012, he started an original Americana band in Atlanta called Blue Jays Band. In less than two years, they were booked solid in Florida and opened for big touring acts, like Sister Hazel in June of 2014. He has had several songs on Blacksky radio played across the nation and airplay in the UK.
Then in 2015 he took a break from music for 2 years after losing his mom to illness. "I was definitely the driving force in Blue Jays Band. It's hard to find another person as driven as I am with music. Ultimately I got tired of carrying the load and decided to leave Florida for Nashville when my mom passed."
In November of 2016, he moved to Nashville to bring you a new blend of Southern, Country, Folk and Rock. "In less than a year I have already performed at Ascend Amphitheater twice before the Philip Phillips/Goo Goo Dolls and was invited back again to perform before Blackberry Smoke/Warren Haynes." I wasn't expecting to play out so quickly but Nashville is a welcoming city for good hearted people."
"The signature JPB sound is loving lyrics, present grooves with a dose of exciting or harmonizing guitar riffs. I am excited to share this new band with you, it's who I am." - Jonathan Pierce
Performed at Ascend Amphitheater before Philip Phillips and the Goo Goo Dolls
Performed at Ascend Amphitheater before Blackberry Smoke and Government Mule
Performed at Ascend Amphitheater before Allison Krauss and Willie Nelson.