Jon Carroll

Jon Carroll

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

31 Wammies (Washington Area Music Association)-Original and popping, with a strong R&B edge and tight harmonies. Piano, Guitar, Vocals. Old school, original R&B, Rock Pop. Moving & literal lyrics with soulful vocals. Also performs Solo, duo quartet, or hextet. Jon is an ASCAP writer and publisher.

Biography

--2011 WAMA
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
ROCK POP INSTRUMENTALIST
--2010 WAMA
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
ROCK POP INSTRUMENTALIST
--2009 WAMA
ROCK/POP INSTRUMENTALIST
--2008 WAMA
-- MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
-- (WAMA/SAW) SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
-- POP ROCK RECORDING
(Jon Carroll & Love Returns/ Live Returns Live at the Barns)
-- POP ROCK VOCALIST
-- POP ROCK DUO/GROUP (Jon Carroll & Love Returns)
--POP ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST
--RECORD LABEL of the YEAR
--Azalea City Recordings--

2007
--SONG OF THE YEAR (Paint That Dollar)
--ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Love Returns)
--MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR (General Award Category)
--ROCK MALE VOCALIST
--ROCK RECORDING (Love Returns)
--WAMA/SAW SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
--ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST
AZALEA CITY RECORDINGS--
2007 WASHINGTON AREA RECORD LABEL

Jon and Love Returns in 2007 was voted the Washington Music Association's:

SONG OF THE YEAR (Paint That Dollar)
*SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
*ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Love Returns)
*MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR (General Award Category)
*ROCK MALE VOCALIST
*ROCK RECORDING (Love Returns)
*ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Washington Area Music Association 2008 Nominations:

--Songwriter of the Year
--Pop Rock Recording Of the Year
--Pop Rock Instrumentalist of the Year
--Pop Rock Vocalist of the Year
--Pop Rock Duo or Group of the Year
--Musician of the Year


When Jon was 18 yrs old he helped form Starland Vocal Band (1975), that went on to be nominated for 5 Grammy
Awards, garnering 2--one for Best
New Artist and one for Best
Arrangement for Voices, which
was Jon’s handiwork. The group recorded 4 more albums and
starred in a network television
show before disbanding in the
early 80’s. Since then, the native
Washingtonian has stayed
extremely busy both within the D.C. area as well as nationally, recording and
performing with renowned acts,and writing hits recorded by premier singers
(Linda Ronstadt, Tom Jones and Kenny Rogers). He has toured extensively
and internationally with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rodney Crowell, Dixie Chicks
and others, and is always an energetic and dynamic element to see and hear
onstage. His versatility has brought him into and out of many aesthetic
spheres, and he has penned several stage musicals, composes soundtracks, is an actor and educator.
“Get Closer,” recorded by Linda Ronstadt. Other songs recorded by Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, others.

Lyrics

ON THE FRONT PORCH

Written By: Jon Carroll

ON THE FRONT PORCH
(Carroll)

Once again I'm stepping up to the plate
Strike one
I can't remember what I had to do today
Right on

Think I'll make an iced tea, and ponder
What's in it for me, I wonder

On the front porch
Nobody knows you're a little down
Sitting counting the cars headed into town
'Cause it's a catbird seat on the side of the road
Where you can wave to people you might never know
And let the sun shine on your your feet
On the front porch

She had to absolutely know where she stood
With me
I told that she's getting everything that's good
For free

She jumped outa her chair and hollered
Come on Daddy, play fair
And gimme ten dollars

On the front porch
Nobody knows you're a little down
Sitting counting the cars heading into town
'Cause it's a catbird on the side of the road
I'm gonna wave to people I might never know
And let the sun shine on my feet
On the front porch

Think I'll make an iced tea, and ponder
Is something in it for me, I wonder...

On the front porch
Nobody knows I'm a little down
I'm sitting counting the cars heading into town
'Cause it's a catbird on the side of the road
I'm gonna wave to people I might never know
And let the sun shine on my feet
On the front porch

'Cause it's a catbird on the side of the road
I'll wave goodbye to people I might never know
And let the sun shine on my feet
On the front porch

Discography

Jon Carroll-Love Returns on Azalea City Recordings
Jon Carroll & Love Returns--LIVE
at The Barns at Wolf Trap--http://cdbaby.com/cd/joncarroll2
Jon Carroll-Home & Away on Cherry Lane Music
Tracks available at www.joncarroll.org

Set List

Originals plus some covers including those by Ted Hawkins, Dan Zanes, Laura Nyro, U2 & Bob Dylan

20 to 90 Minute Sets