Jon Fickes
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Jon Fickes

Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music


"Shut Eye Records and Agency"

"[Jon Fickes] is a revival of the troubadourian spirit of folk music. Songs like 'New York Town' and 'Confessions of a Jealous Man' are quirky songs that fall in line with the traditional folk aesthetic, but display an off-kilter personality - they kind of remind me of the bizarre antics of The White Stripes. ...I'm particularly fond of 'North Wind'. This number is a little more subdued than the others and sounds delicate, wistful, and overall touching. I'm also a big fan of 'Just Like Odysseus'. Again, here's a song that displays the sentimental balladry [he's] cabable of. I'm a big fan."

Jon Fickes's song, "Just Like Odysseus", will be featured on the upcoming "Buzzlighter" compilation CD to be released nationally next summer by Shut Eye Records and Agency. - Ryan Hoffer


One 4-song demo for use in promo packs and as concert merchandise.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Jon Fickes is a folk singer/songwriter from the small town of Moses Lake, Washington. Drawing influences from old blues guitarists such as Leadbelly and Blind Lemon Jefferson, and folk singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Hank Williams, Jon Fickes continues the tradition of the traveling loner with a guitar.

Over the crying of his harmonica and the driving rhythm of his guitar, Jon delivers honest yet fragile words along with percussive and seemingly effortless rhymes. He has played to audiences from Moses Lake to Seattle, Washington, and is currently working on his first full length album.

Jon is now twenty-two years old but has been a musician since childhood, playing harmonica at the age of ten, guitar at the age of eleven, and writing songs at the age of fifteen. By seventeen, he was playing professionally in bars and clubs all over Washington with the band Absolute Elsewhere. Absolute Elsewhere released their full-length album, "What You Will", in the Spring of 2002 and promoted it with radio airplay and performances at venues such as the Gorge Amphitheatre, The I-Spy Club, The Rainbow, The King Kat Theatre, and many other places in and around Washington state. Jon also attended Central Washington University where he studied guitar performance and music composition.