Get Your Leprechaun On

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here and The Kissers will be doing a string of shows to mark the occasion. A great way to prepare would be to pick up … More

From Julie Andrews to Kylo Ren

I have done a number of Hal Leonard play-along recordings in the last few months: the new Star Wars movie, a book of Scottish folk songs, two Lindsey Stirling recordings … More

Fire Up The Yule Log

I played a special holiday show with Mark Croft this weekend. The highlight for me was getting to hear some arrangements I wrote played by violinist Chris Wagoner and cellist … More

Kicking Back with the Who Dat

Since the summer I’ve been playing shows with the Who Dat, a band with its roots in reggae and R&B music. I love how attentive and interactive these guys are … More

Ragtime Music Is Alive And Well

Many years ago I played a string of shows with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and I’ve recently had the pleasure of getting reacquainted and playing shows. The band recreates the … More

Salsa Violin

I’ve been playing some shows with a great local salsa band, Charanga Agoza. I really enjoy the sound and feel of this music and it’s a style I don’t get … More

Jon Writes A Book

I was very pleased to be asked by Hal Leonard Publishing to write a violin technique book. I wrote Violin Aerobics so that it would be useful for any violinist … More

Playing Some Hick-Hop with Cowboy Troy

I played a show on Saturday with a country rapper (honest!) named Cowboy Troy. He’s part of Nashville’s MuzikMafia and performs songs in a style he refers to as “Hick-Hop.” … More

Lindsey Stirling and Cryogenics

I recently did some more violin Play-Along recordings for Hal Leonard: Lindsey Stirling Hits, the soundtrack from Disney’s Frozen and some other odds and ends. Jake Johnson produces these recordings … More

Mark Croft Album and Videos

Mark’s new album, Live At Shake Rag Alley is out now. The recording was made at our show there last summer. It captures the band’s live energy and includes songs … More