Jon Eric


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar.



Jon Eric moves his fingers across the strings of the banjo as if he's playing the strings of his soul. His roots are in bluegrass, but his banjo and vocal work to-date includes an infusion of all styles: R&B, funk, rock, pop, folk and progressive bluegrass. It's a sound that is true to his talent and dedication as well as his unwavering hard work. He's unendingly grateful to his fans and to the musicians Jon Eric gets to work with. If you TRULY listen, you'll be grateful that you did. There is nothing quite like listening to the sound of someone's thoughts, emotions, joys, and pains through the medium of music. Very few share ourselves so freely, so when someone does, and they do it magically... Well, you won't forget the time you heard Jon Eric play the banjo. Setting the bar for how banjo How would Jon Eric describe it? He says, “I have infused an Iowa Black Dirt ‘organic and gritty’ sound into the clean, solid, bluegrass picking I do while down south, while striving for a liquid mercury-like fluidity in every note I sing or play. It is fun-filled too, cause ya just can’t put a finger on it!”

Screen name:
Jon Eric
Member since:
Nov 18 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


A-list players in Bluegrass, New Grass, Classical, Jazz, Vintage country, R&B, Pop, and Rock & Roll.

Far too many artists to list here.


Stelling Acoutsic banjo, Nechville Electric banjo w/ midi,
Acoustic/electric guitar, dobro, bass, with pedal board of
extensive effects for textures.

Recording studio (home),



Past Events

Jon Eric, banjoist of The Mayflies, will be picking his 5-String Stelling with The Burlington Street Bluegrass Band filling in for Bob Black. This rare weekend show is not to be missed!

120 E Burlington St
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 351-9529

Price: $6.00

For music, photos, video and more about the BSBB, check out:

Doors open @ 8pm
Show starts @ 9pm
18 and over please.

The Industry
211 Iowa Ave,
Iowa City,IA
(319) 337-9107

will be sitting in playing a fantastic benifit for the
Boulder Theater.

6th Annual Mark Vann Foundation Holiday Benefit
December 6th, 2008
Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
Doors 7:30pm/Show 8 pm
Tickets are $15 adv/$17 dos

Vince Herman and Great American Taxi featuring special guest Tim
Carbone of Railroad Earth
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Jefferson Hamer, K.C. Groves (Uncle Earl) and Greg Schochet Trio
Pete Kartsounes Band
Reed Foehl
Fat Rabbit (featuring members of Shanti Groove)

There will be an art sale, raffle and silent auction featuring tickets
to premier music festivals around the country amongst many other
exciting prizes and items! All proceeds benefit the foundation!

Will be arriving around 8:30pm to sit in.

Show is from 7-10pm
cover- 5.00
120 E Burlington St
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 351-9529

Next performance for THE MAYFLIES will be @
The Iowa City Yacht Club.
13 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 337-6464

Friday- November 21st, 2008
Doors open @ 9pm
Show starts at 10pm
Cover is 6.00

Opening band is Cedar Rapids own HARMONIC ORDER!