Friday, February 23, 2007

Jon McLaughlin in L.A. tonight


With a second major motion picture soundtrack placement already under his belt this season "Beautiful Disaster" on the opening credits of Georgia Rule (opening May 11th, starring Lindsay Lohan and Jane Fonda) American heartland singer-songwriter and pianist Jon McLaughlin is laying the groundwork for the release of his upcoming first album for Island Records, INDIANA (out May 15th). March 5th has been set as the Add Date for "Beautiful Disaster" at triple-A and Hot AC radio formats.

With "Beautiful Disaster" on deck, and "Another Layer" released last week on the soundtrack album for Bridge to Terabithia (in theatres now) Jon has returned to the road for a full-scale cross-country tour, working again with Nashville-based singer-songwriter (and former tour mate) Matt Wertz. Dates began two weeks ago and continue tonight at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, running through April 27th at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. (Please see complete tour itinerary below.)

INDIANA's title tune will pay tribute to Jon's hometown of Anderson. He has written songs for the album with the Matrix, Jamie Houston, Grammy-nominated Marcus Hummons, Matthew Gerard, and Kevin Griffin (of Better Than Ezra). The album was produced by Jamie Houston (credits: Santana, Jessica Simpson, Macy Gray, The Calling) and Greg Wells (Natasha Bedingfield, Veronicas, OTEP, Rufus Wainwright); and was mixed by Chris Lord Alge.

Jon will make his own big screen debut in Enchanted, the new Disney animated-and-live comedy starring Idina Menzel, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams scheduled to open in the fall 2007. Jon will be singing (onscreen) a song written for the movie soundtrack by Ric Wake.

A pianist and songwriter since childhood, influenced by Ben Folds and Billy Joel, 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. His self-titled 10-song debut album was released in 2004, on the university's record label, Orangehaus and Jon has been touring throughout the country ever since. In 2005, he released an 8-song EP titled Songs I Wrote and Later Recorded which also sold well, holding the #1 spot on

Hoosiers and others who have been paying over 2,500 visits per day to Jon's myspace website ( can currently access four of his tunes: "Industry," "Human," "Indiana," and "For You From Me." Jon has over 830,000 plays on his myspace site and can also be reached via


Date City Venue
Feb. 23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
24 San Diego, CA Epicenter
26 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

Mar. 1-2 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Ballroom
3 Austin, TX Antone’s
6 Norman, OK U. of OK – Union Ballroom
7 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
8 New Orleans, LA The Parish @ House of Blues
9 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
10 Memphis, TN Newby’s
20 Orlando, FL The Social
22 Tampa, FL Orpheum
23 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
24 Athens, GA U. of Georgia – Legion Field
28 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
29 Charlottesville, VA Starr Hill Music Hall
30 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
31 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live (WXPN)

Apr. 5 S. Burlington, VT Higher Ground
6 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom
7 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
20 Columbus, OH Cedarville U. – Athenaeum
27 Johnson City, TN ETSU – Intramural Fields

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