Archive for July 15th, 2013

Jon Wirtz – Tourist

Jon Wirtz has spent the past 10 years mostly as a sideman. Now, he presents Tourist (Jon Wirtz Music, 2013), his second release as a leader.

Wirtz has performed with such artists as Justin Timberlake, Robbie Krieger and Melissa Etheridge. Television appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Early Morning, Ellen and Lopez Tonight.

The core ensemble is Wirtz, piano, organ and synthesizer; Alejandro Castano, drums; and John Grigsby, bass. Dan Schwindt plays electric and acoustic guitars on three tracks, and several other musicians and vocalists contribute to one or two songs apiece.

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