Name: Jonathan Wilson
Playing (years): (Woah, I have to think here…) 28 years
Style: Extemporary/Abstract GuitarViol (bowed guitar) music that contains elements of classical, new age, Jazz, latin and hard rock. Pink Floyd meets Paganini.
Gear: TogaMan GuitarViol (bowed guitar–I build these things (http://www.bowedguitar.com), Pedal board with Boss TU-2 tuner, Digitech stomp boxes: Hot Rod distortion, HyperPhase, Digiverb & Digidelay. Line 6 DL4 on loop setting (for live looping). Raven Labs active direct box. Fender acoustasonic JR for monitor.
Endorsements: My own custom GuitarViol company (http://www.bowedguitar.com), Earvana compensated nuts.
Past accomplishments: Bowed guitar Primer vol 1 (out of print). Beside still waters (video).
Current and upcoming projects: A CD of GuitarViol music (kind of hypnotic mellow artsy stuff.) A DVD of live stuff and a DVD brochure promo for TogaMan GuitarViols.
Favorite guitarist: Phil Keaggy, Uli Jon Roth. Also an electric violinist named Drew Tretick.
Most underrated players: Too many that do not fit into mass this marketed “musical Mc Donalds” that rules the airwaves. Could be your neighbor….
Best musician you’ve ever seen: Thats a hard one. So many great musicians, so much great unique stuff to offer. I prefer not to view music or art as an olympic sport.
Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing: Sonic Journey to Heaven
Your hero: Jesus Christ
Ultimate goal: To establish myself as a sucessful and unique artist/guitar designer. To bring art and beauty back to music. To inspire others along the way.
Contact: Jonathan Wilson Productions (818) 268-5602 or firstname.lastname@example.org