Jonathon Long: "I like to get crazy and shred, but in the studio, it needs to be clean and understandable"

Jonathan Long
(Image credit: Wild Heart Records)

Jonathon Long doesn’t just have the blues. As the Baton Rouge-bred musician sings on the opening track of his new album, Parables of a Southern Man, he has a burning fire for the blues, and he doesn’t discriminate when it comes to subgenres.

“I try to write songs that can pertain to different people from many different musical appreciations. The way we consume music, when most stuff is downloaded, you don’t have to listen to the whole record to find a couple of songs you like, songs you connect with.”

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Adam Kovac

Adam is a freelance writer whose work has appeared, aside from Guitar World, in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Esquire and VICE. He spent many years in bands you've never heard of before deciding to leave behind the financial uncertainty of rock'n roll for the lucrative life of journalism. He still finds time to recreate his dreams of stardom in his pop-punk tribute band, Finding Emo.