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Jon Macey

Jon Macey is a prolific songwriter, both solo and in collaboration with others. Probably best known as the founder of proto‐new wave Boston band Fox Pass in the 1970s, he also co‐wrote the cult classic “Downtown Talk” for NYC’s Tom Dickie and The Desires. Fox Pass, still active today, is notable for blending The Velvet Underground with bubblegum into an art‐power pop amalgam. Macey is well known in the Boston area, performing with his bands (both electric and acoustic) and as an acoustic solo act. Over the years, Macey has recorded a number of CDs, exploring power pop, country, folk, and Americana music. Macey's musical evolution began under the influence of his paternal grandfather's western band in upstate New York. He was exposed at a very young age to the likes of Hank Williams, and that type of authentic singer/musician became ingrained in Macey from the start. His mother's side of the family were first‐generation Italians introducing Macey to Sinatra and other crooners. These formative, and decidedly non‐rock influences, have stayed with Macey throughout many musical incarnations.

INTENTION. THE NEW JON MACEY ALBUM November 11, 2011 saw the release of Intention, Macey’s new cinematic, expressionist song‐cycle. Macey has playfully dubbed the sound “philosophical folk rock minus the rock.” An epic song showcase, with a rocker’s attitude and a folk singer’s sense of craft and storytelling, the CD was recorded mostly live with a semi‐acoustic ensemble. Intention opens new doors and reveals new sides of Jon Macey. Includes the YouTube hit Trapped (By My Own Creation).