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About Jon Waterman

“a creatively inventive songcrafter” – Metronome Magazine

Singer and songwriter Jon Waterman engages audiences with a progressive approach to music that blends of acoustic rock, blues, Americana, and even world music, with the storytelling sensibility of folk music. His songs and performances range from sentiments about love and need to statements about social justice and the human experience while chronicling historical events, fanciful legends, and the passages of everyday life. Jon is a lifetime musician and performs regularly at venues, outdoor markets, special events, and private shows throughout Eastern Massachusetts and beyond.

In 2019 he created the themed program “A Journey Through the Roots of Popular Music” which combines history with a selection of his original songs and arrangements. The program has been presented in towns throughout Massachusetts including Wellesley, Gloucester, and Hopkinton. An in depth article on the show ran in the Martha’s Vineyard Times in December of 2019.

In addition to his work as a solo artist, Jon performs with his trio, “The Jon Waterman Project” in which percussion, bass, sax and flute are added to his original songs and arrangements. Both solo and with the Project Jon also performs original interpretations of blues, rock and folk standards. His sources of inspiration include Rolling Stones, Randy Newman, Lou Reed, the Grateful Dead, Golden Earring, Eric Burdon and War, Gram Parsons, and Jimmie Rodgers. His most recent CD, Grainy Days, is available through Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and CD Baby, as well as from this website.


Jon Waterman “Walk As If You Won”

Jon Waterman, Li Waterman, Shira Moss & Steve Tapper “Murrieta’s Head”

Jon & Li Waterman (Riddley Walker) “There Used To Be a River Here”


Sunday, April 16th -4pm
Cro-Magnon Blues: History and Legends through Song

13 Church Street, Ware, MA
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council,
a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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