Jon Manners is a Northfield treasure. In a community that prides itself on originality and artistic talent, Manners rises above it all. His unique blend of rhythmic folk and soul, unmatched musicianship and that growling voice creates a sound unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Even if you’ve heard his music, you need to see him play to really get the full experience. Manners shines when he’s lost in one of his songs, grinning ear to ear from the sheer joy of making music. He’s one of those really special ones, and is not to be missed any time the opportunity arises.
A little bit of history: Jon Manners has been playing guitar since 1957. An opening act for The Lovin’ Spoonful, he was discovered in the early 70’s by Andrew Loog Oldham, impresario and producer of The Rolling Stones. With Oldham producing, Manners recorded for the Rare Earth label, a subsidiary of Motown but the hit single never materialized. Now, playing solo, he brings his brand of percussive blues-edged roots-rock to the stage.