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Jonathan Mudd

Jonathan Mudd is a Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Over the years, he has made his home in Chapel Hill, NC, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA, recording and touring with The Shake, Land of Giants and Jo Jo Ex-Mariner before going it alone.

In 2005, Jonathan released his first solo record, “Any Good Heaven.” The Washington Post called it “great pop-rock...smart guitars and tuneful melody making...a fetching collection of riff-happy rockers that never forgo the catchy parts.”

"Truth Lies,” Jonathan’s 2010 follow-up, likewise won raves from critics. "Melodically, Mudd's songs are like candy to the ear of a discerning listener," wrote Old Town Crier. "'Truth Lies' holds its own against the classic power-pop archetypes while delightfully advancing the game for the contemporary scene," opined The Spectator. Shockwave Magazine put it more plainly: “This guy writes some killer tunes. I am stunned.”

“Evidence,” released in 2017, came big on the grooves and heavy on the hooks. In a four-star review of the album, Blurt had this to say: "What [Mudd] is doing is demonstrating an uncommonly confident mastery of the pop form, from the songs’ arrangements (dude has more hooks than a bait and tackle shop) to the glistening production."

Jonathan's latest effort is 2019's "(re)animate." It's an ambitious re-imagining of 12 stand-outs from his catalog--all given new wings by The Powers That Be: Jonathan and 21 of his musician-friends playing more than 30 different instruments. Earthy and nuanced, "(re)animate" showcases Jonathan at his intimate, beguiling best.

Over the course of his career, Jonathan has played venues small and large, including The Birchmere, The Fillmore, The Barns at Wolf Trap, The Hamilton and Jammin' Java in the DC area; the Rialto Theater and Cat's Cradle in North Carolina; The Point and Cotton Club in Atlanta; and 108 Masonic in San Francisco. He performs both solo and with his band, and when he's not doing that, he can be heard on tour nationally with the Beach Boys tribute act Still Surfin'.

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