How can one person create a huge musical experience? Jonathan Atkins, of Mississauga, Ontario, has spent years experimenting and searching for that distinct sound. From peaceful melodies to songs that will just make you want to dance, this unique talent will always impress a crowd.
With heavy influences of such guitarist as Andy McKee and vocalists like Dallas Green, Jonathan instrumental riff's that can suck any listener in.
After several experiments and dabbling in post-hardcore, rock, and alternative music, Jonathan finally tried his hand at a more folk approach. Summer of 2010 held a lot of lonely writing sessions by the beach and almost a hundred songs were written.
In 2011 Jonathan took the best of his creations and presented them to a couple of small shows and coffee houses where his unusual and refreshing music was welcomed and loved. This sparked the self produced, self recorded, and self edited EP, "The Journey".
By 2012 Jonathan challenged himself to write more celtic folk tunes and has been doing exactly that since. The soon to be released EP, "The Ocean/The Sea", is to contain chants, roots, and Jonathan's songwriting at its best.
Jonathan's incredible guitar style along with his soft, haunting, and sometimes powerful vocals mixed with his unique way of live looping creates a new folk concert experience. Jonathan Atkins is definitely something to look out for in the coming years.
Jonathan Atkins (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Slide, Banjo Uke, Harmonica, Loop Station)