Jon Andrew Franklin

Emmy Nominated Singer Songwriter, Entertainer, Violinist

Bio

Jon Andrew Franklin: Captivating the Human Spirit with Unforgettable Songs and MelodiesFrom the moment Jon Andrew Franklin saw his prodigy cousin shredding on a fiddle, he knew his destiny was to play the violin. After the tragic drowning of his childhood best friend, Jon found an outlet in songwriting and performing.Channeling his emotions into original songs, Jon's heartfelt melodies and lyrics became his unique way of expressing himself. With his discovery of an orchestra scholarship at Hawaii Pacific University, he practiced his instrument as if life depended on it.In Hawaii, Jon faced financial challenges, leading him to street perform to afford groceries. But fate took a different turn when he was robbed and beaten on the sidewalks of Waikiki. Jon teamed up with a new neighbor and a black belt accordion player, forming Streetlight Cadence. The band took off, enduring 14 years of success and earning two Na Hoku Honohono Awards (Hawaiian Grammys), a nomination for Entertainers of the Year, and even an Emmy nomination for their original TV series, "Will Play for Food."Now embarking on a solo career, Jon Andrew Franklin brings his captivating storytelling and americana-pop flair to stages worldwide. Armed with a violin, loop pedal, and unexpected effects, his mesmerizing performances have audiences of all ages lining the sidewalks, eager to witness the unexpected sounds of fiddle and soul.Drawing comparisons to the likes of Jason Mraz, Andrew Bird, and Jason Isbell, Jon's songwriting talents intertwine with powerful messages of meaning and inspiration. His debut album, in collaboration with Christina Agulara's breakthrough recording engineer, promises chart-topping potential and dreams of world tours.Beyond iconic songcrafting, Jon shares personal stories of pain, loss, and hope, spreading messages of meaning and resilience, captivating the human spirit. Prepare to laugh, cry, sing, and dance to the sounds of Jon Andrew Franklin