Jonathan Salas

Jonathan Salas

 Houston, Texas, USA
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Jonathan Salas combines powerful vocals with heavy guitar licks making his live shows energetic. Jonathan's stage performance proves his excellent musical dexterity. His blistering guitar solos are his trademark.

Biography

A musical prodigy, Jonathan Salas could play piano, drums, and guitar by the ripe old age of 8 and was writing songs at the early age of 12.

Accomplishments:
*Grand Prize Winner, GMA Academy Spotlight Band 2004
*1st Place Winner, Contemporary Christian Band 2004
*2nd Place Winner, GMA Academy Song of 2004
*3rd Place Winner, GMA Academy Song of 2004
*2nd Place Winner, GMA Academy Spotlight 2004, Instrumental
*3rd Place Winner, Spotlight Vocal Band 2003
*International Songwriting Competition 2009 Semi-Finalist for Pop/Top40
*International Songwriting Competition 2009 Semi-Finalist for Gospel/Christian

These accolades caught the attention of several major record labels. After signing with a major record label a four song EP produced by Peter Kipley (Mercy Me, Robert Randolph, The Afters) and mixed by Reid Shippen (Third Day, Relient K) and Joe Baldridge (dcTalk, TobyMac) was released with "Feel Like Flying" hitting rock radio. Soon after that Jonathan was back in the studios with producer Paul Ebersold (3 Doors Down, Sister Hazel, Third Day, Skillet).

As a gifted guitarist, Jonathan has been privileged to play some of the largest festivals in the nation and had the special privilege to tour with Disciple as their lead guitarist. Jonathan has shared the stage with great artists such as Salvador, Building 429, Pillar, Leeland, Circleslide and other extremely talented artists. His most recent highlight was opening for Stryper on their 25th Anniversary Tour at the House of Blues - Houston and the House of Blues - Dallas.

Jonathan Salas combines powerful vocals with heavy guitar licks making his live shows energetic. Jonathan's stage performance proves his excellent musical dexterity and professional showmanship. His blistering guitar solos are his trademark. A gifted guitarist and songwriter, Jonathan connects with any size audience through his passionate live shows. His musical influences come from legends such as: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, and Eric Clapton.

To contact Jonathan Salas please email management@jonathansalas.com or call 979-240-3183 for bookings or other information. You can also visit www.jonathansalas.com

Lyrics

Reason to Survive

Written By: Jonathan Salas

I keep seeking what I’m not
Why try and find a sign when I know I’m blinded
I fight every single thought
Paint it black bring me back
Cuz I know I’m dyin’

I need your light cuz this world
Is a thorn in my soul
As I bleed my life my reason to survive
I want more
I would give my life for a reason to survive

I’ve lost all my will to breathe
Every morning when I wake is a break in my bones
This world’s twisted fantasy left dry
I realize that I’m all on my own

And I let go cuz this world
Is a thorn in my soul
As I bleed my life my reason to survive
I want more
I would give my life for a reason to survive

Because this world
Is a thorn in my soul
As I bleed my life my reason to survive
I want more
I would give my life for a reason to survive

I give my life
I give my life
I give my life
I would give my life for a reason to survive

I am Redeemed

Written By: Jonathan Salas

To the name above all names
To the lamb that was slain
You brought mercy through the cross
And forgiveness through your pain
You have given everything so your children could be free
You’re the reason I can sing
I will sing

I am redeemed I am forgiven
I have been bought by the son of man with the nails in his hands
Creator king maker of everything
Now he is making me whole again
And He calls me his friend
So I will sing I am redeemed

There’s fire in your eyes like a lighthouse in the night
It will guide us to your side where we’ll stand and glorify
We will give you everything because we know you are the king
Jesus let your praises ring
We will sing
I will sing

The Real

Written By: Jonathan Salas

The Real
Jonathan Salas
info@jonathansalas.com

Verse

I want more than tradition in my life
I need more than religion to survive
I want more than “just playing church again”
I need Jesus, Jesus

Chorus

I’m ready for the real I’m ready for a spark
I’m ready for a fire to burn inside my heart
Heaven can you hear me
I have to see His glory If only for a moment
I need to touch the Lord I’m ready for the real

Verse

Save me father Cuz’ I am at my end
I am searching, if only for a glimpse
If I could only Touch your majesty
It would heal me, Jesus

I need the real I need a spark
I need a fire to burn inside my heart
Angels can you hear me I need it more and more
If only for a moment I need to touch the Lord

Discography

Karbon Kid 2002
Angels Standing By 2003
Summers Fade 2004
Jonathan Salas EP 2006
Jonathan Salas Rock EP 2008
Jonathan Salas Worship EP 2009
*Broken - release date November 1, 2010

Set List

A typical 45 minute set includes songs off the EP
and various cover songs depending on the crowd, venue, etc.