Jon McLaughlin To Play Yountville Live For 5th Time
Jon McLaughlin entered the music world with the release of his debut album “Indiana” in 2007, named after his home state. He toured with artists such as Kelly Clarkson and O.A.R., collaborated with Jason Mraz and Demi Lovato, and make lasting friendships with artists like Ben Rector and Dave Barnes.
Since the release of “Indiana,” McLaughlin has put out six more albums -- each offering beautifully written songs that resonate with fans of all ages.
McLaughlin is a wildly talented singer and a bewildering pianist. He began taking classical lessons at an early age, but lost interest in the instrument while in high school after an accident that injured both his wrists. In his senior year, he rediscovered his first love and an affinity for pop music.
After graduation, he attended Anderson University where he studied piano. Writing and performing songs in his free time, eventually led to McLaughlin winning a competition that helped him release a self titled album. With the release of an EP soon after, he was given the opportunity to audition and sign with Island Records. This provoked the birth of “Indiana.” In the same year, he was asked to contribute to the song “So Close” from Disney’s Enchanted, which ended up with an Oscar nomination and McLaughlin was able to perform the song for the 2008 Academy Awards ceremony.
After the release of his third studio album “OK Now,” McLaughlin parted ways with Island and began releasing music under Razor & Tie. He then released “Angst & Grace” where he infused more pop into his songs with tracks like “If You Want Somebody” and “Lost,” paired perfectly with songs like “Still My Girl” and “Sweet Maria” that stay true his roots.
His connection and love for the piano is one that only few people ever experience. His fingers grace the keys as he taps his foot to the beat of the music. Eyes closed, singing softly for his audience you can see, and feel, just how passionate McLaughlin is about his music.
Every step that he takes, McLaughlin works to create connections. Whether it’s with other artists or an audience, he turns his ideas and experiences into sound that touches hearts across the world. With every note, his audience understands him more as a person and falls even more deeply in love with his music.
When he isn’t onstage, the [now Nashville based] artist is working on a video series called “Dueling Pianos.” Teaming up with Patreon, the series captures McLaughlin and a musical guest creating mashups from their discographies. Guests on the series include Ben Rector, Will Anderson (of Parachute), Gabe Dixon, Matt Wertz, Cody Fry, Dave Barnes, Dustin Ransom, and more. Captivating and inviting, the videos showcase some of Nashville's best artists and McLaughlin’s closest friends.
McLaughlin has performed at our festival every year since it’s start in 2015. Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to have him onstage once again. We love his artistry and are happy to introduce him to other music lovers. Make sure you grab your tickets to experience his performance!
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