Jono is the featured guest on
"Art of the Song" being broadcast nationally the week of 3/30/20. Listen to the full show HERE
"Manson thoughtfully penned each song on the album. For many tracks, Manson paired up with a long-time collaborator. The artistic chemistry of the co-written songs creates a unique sound for each cut while remaining in the bounds of a profoundly personal collection of songs.
The product is a 13-track album that transcends genre and incorporates those who worked with and inspired Manson along his multi-decade journey as a musician. The tracks skip from Americana to R&B then back to Roots-Rock. With the help of his superstar friends such as Joan Osborne, James Maddock, Terry Allen, Eric Schenkman, and Warren Haynes, Jono Manson has arrived as a legend at album number ten."
- American Songwriter Magazine 02/01/20
Photo: Marc Millman
"I met Jono in the late 1980’s, first as a fan of his group Joey Miserable and the Worms, who were the kings of the music scene that centered around the Nightingale Bar on 2nd Ave. At their shows I would dance until I was drenched with sweat and laugh and sing along- they were master entertainers and always had the crowds eating out of their hand. When I started to sing myself, Jono was very warm and welcoming, inviting me up onstage to join them, which was such a thrill, it meant so much to be accepted by them as a fellow performer. He and I both drifted away from that Nightingale scene and only saw each other occasionally in the years after that, so I was really overjoyed to reconnect and sing this duet with him. So fitting that the video takes place in a funky little NYC music club!"
- Joan Osborne 3/16/20
Watch Jono's daily "Morning Voice" Webcast
today's episode 4/02/20:
“Silver Moon” is a poetic ode to transience." - American Songwriter Magazine
"Loved Me into Loving Again"
featuring Joan Osborne (2020)
Jono films this webcast EVERY morning at 5:30 am. Please consider making a contribution to help sustain the series:
"Jono has a heart full of soul, and a soul full of talent!"
- Baron Wolman (Rolling Stone's first chief photographer)
“The gravelly-voiced Manson attacks the high art of low-rent songcraft with a paid assassin’s precision.”
No Depression Magazine
1/31/19 - Jono covers Steve Earle's "Transcendental Blues"
on compilation album to benefit Italian music festival:
Worldly in its inception, Silver Moon is also universal in its messages, and stretch beyond Manson’s own introspection, on track “Only a Dream.” - American Songwriter Magazine 02/18/20
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