About

Jonathan is a funny man with a guitar – a true story-teller.

I am a singer-songwriter and storyteller, and I try to infuse everything I create with insight, emotion, and humor. I find it very gratifying to write and perform songs, share anecdotes, and to play various instruments, such as guitar, harmonica and saxophone. By combining poetry and music, I can make some sense of what is going on around me. I love live performances and sharing tunes that resonate with an audience.

I perform songs on many topics including truth vs. illusion, life paths, healing journeys, interaction with nature, and natural and industrial disasters. And yes, I have a few songs about love, romantic and otherwise. Climate change, especially as it is unfolding in the NWT and amongst the circumpolar nations,has caught my attention, and I have written two songs about this unsettling drama. The following is from The Troubadour’s Prophecy.

The sun descends like a fiery brand, and warms the air of a frigid land.   

With no more snow on the mountainside, the hunters’ relics no longer hide.

Atop Ranney Hill, near Yellowknife, with soprano saxophone. Summer 2015.

Atop Ranney Hill, near Yellowknife, with soprano saxophone. Summer 2015.

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