Sebastopol, Ca.'s own Jon Gonzales showcases ukulele rhythms, kazoo-buzzings, and original indie-pop diddies from his upcoming first solo album, Water 'n Whiskey. Accompanied by bassist, singer and producer, Michael Lindner, Jon has created original melodies in conjunction with the ukulele's magical charm and chimey plings. The former HQ singer/songwriter/guitarist brings forth a style true to his influences (u2, Dylan, Stones, Sublime), providing a hook-folkish pulse.
An English teacher-by-day, Mr. Gonzales has a fancy for anything Tom Robbins, Khalil Gibran, Barbara Kingsolver, Paolo Coelho and/or Willie Nelson, who've all helped induce Jon's own blend of diction 'n melody, imagination 'n realism, water 'n whiskey, buzz 'n chime, and the plight of the human paradox.