A Billy Jonas performance is an explosion of energy.
In singalongs, bangalongs, whisperalongs, as well as improvised songs,
primary instrument is the audience. Everyone becomes part of a
that reaches out and ". . . touches even the most hardened of hearts."
(Fayetteville Morning News)
Concerts begin with a simple "tuning" of the audience; from there a
whimsical trajectory carries listeners through stories of life, love,
triumph over 'Murphy's Law.' Jonas' original pieces are played on
"industrial re-percussion" instruments made from found objects. He
a clear tenor voice; his guitar work is adventurous, alternately
Jonas' heartwarming work has been enjoyed across North America since
Previously a member of the highly acclaimed duo, "The Billys," he has
featured at prestigious festivals and venues nationwide (see selected
venues). Jonas has shared stages with some of the world's favorite
artists, including Patti Larkin, Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, Richard
Thompson, and Pete Seeger.
Jonas' recent CD, "Life So Far," sparkles with unique perspectives and
sounds. Songs filled with hope, yearning, wonder, and wisdom include
guests David Wilcox, Glen Velez, Robert Moog (on Theramin), and
Black Umfolosi voice and percussion choir. Jonas also has released a
for younger audiences, entitled "Bangin' and Sangin,'" that has
critical acclaim, including a Parents Choice Gold Award, and inclusion
the New York Times "Best" listing.
Billy Jonas' performances will inspire, inform, and enlighten. His work
born out of respect and reverence, and seeks to honor the creative
in everyone. Billy provides performances and workshops for adult
and/or family audiences.
Billy is accompanied by a full ensemble of singers and