Indiana CD

A pianist and songwriter since childhood, influenced by Billy Joel, Elton John and Ben Folds, Jon's passion was sidelined when both wrists were shattered in an accident.  He finally rediscovered his muse at the end of high school, and concentrated on honing his skills at Anderson University School of Music.  He has been quietly building a strong grass-roots following ever since, criss-crossing North America on tour legs with O.A.R., Live, Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Sister Hazel, Cowboy Mouth, Susan Tedeschi, and fellow Island artist Marc Broussard.  In addition to venues of every size and description, Jon has appeared before tens of thousands at major outdoor festivals including Lollapalooza.  INDIANA pays tribute to Jon's hometown of Anderson, Indiana.  The new album finds Jon writing with the Matrix, Jamie Houston, Grammy award winner Marcus Hummon, Matthew Gerard, and Kevin Griffin (from Better Than Ezra).  The album was produced by Jamie Houston (credits: Santana, Jessica Simpson, Josh Kelley, Macy Gray, The Calling) and Greg Wells (Natasha Bedingfield, Veronicas, OTEP, Rufus Wainwright). The record was mixed by Chris Lord Alge. The album features songs about relationships, faith, friends, family, and even songs about the music industry.  "I just want to keep writing songs about my life and my beliefs and just be honest," McLaughlin says.

CD Details

  • Release Date: June 19, 2007
  • Record Label: Island Records
  • UPC: 602517125773
  • Number of Discs: 1

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