Jonathan Barnes

About Jonathan Barnes

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. I remember listening to my dad playing guitar and mandolin in the kitchen after supper time, and the sounds of Tony Rice and Ricky Skaggs on the tape player in that same kitchen during the day. Those sounds have been with me ever since. What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? The Allman Brothers Band, Eat a Peach The Flying Burrito Brothers, Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology (1969 - 1972) Tony Rice, Church Street Blues I remember the first time I heard the Allman Brothers with their jazz-infused blues rock with country twin guitar leads, it was the best of all the worlds to me. Acoustic bluegrass, electric country, and hard-hitting rock and roll. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “ar-4300 (access Reader)” When I was in college there were doors that could only be opened with a swipe of a card through an ar-4300 access reader. I used that idea to help me write a song that keeps me coming back to a place of reflection and to be open to growth in life.

Nashville, TN, United States
August 17, 1977
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