Jon Pontrello - Seattle, Washington

jonpontrello [at] gmail [dot] com

multi-instrumentalist songwriter, performer, and teacher
Multiple Unreliable Sources of InCome

the Moondoggies!

Music lessons!
(contact me via this website. I teach in Issaquah and Seattle)




released nov 4, 2010

press, interviews, street cred

Nov 20th, 2010 - Definitely not the Opera - aired on the CBC, I was interviewed about being lost in the woods and a song I wrote about it. (my portion is about 29 minutes in)

Nov 6, 2010 -Sound on the Sound - post CD release show coverage

"...if you’re fan of singer-songwriters and deft-storytellers, definitely seek out Youth is a Train."

Nov 3, 2010 Seattle Weekly- pre CD release artist profile/timeline

"She had, like, this boyfriend and stuff, I think. I wasn't sure. It just didn't work out, but I've been writing ever since."

March 24, 2010 - CityArts - Magmafest show coverage (my portion at the bottom)

"The lone holdout who drew some inspiration from artists popular prior to 1960 was a young man who goes by the name Gene Pool (nee, Jon Pontrello). Armed with a guitar, banjo and a sharp singing voice, his set of lovely country and folk tunes spoke to universal experiences, from getting one's heart broken to more personal fare, such as getting lost in the woods and almost dying.

It was the kind of emotionally potent performance that will likely pull Pontrello out of the underground scene before too long. But whether the spotlight finds him or he remains a cult local favorite, he'll always find a home at Hollow Earth Radio."

Aug 30 2009 - Youtube video of one of my favorite bands, the Dovekins, performing one of songs (title: Give me a Dog)