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Jon Bryant
Tue, May 22


Time: 9 p.m.

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Half a decade ago, Halifax native Jon Bryant packed his bags and journeyed across the sea to Europe to travel and unravel the thread surrounding his purpose in life.

While backpacking across the hills of Austria and breaking the soles of his dirt-stained feet in Greece, Jon began to write songs. Described as a phenomenal experience, Jon felt he was figuring out who he was in relation to himself, his place in the world and who he was before God. After this remarkable year, Jon moved to Seattle, to volunteer at various ministries and churches, where he was personally mentored. While living there, Jon was inspired to live a life against society's expectations. The call to return home came and so Jon left and enrolled at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. During his time of art education, Jon became serious about writing music.

Ever the perfectionist, Jon worked hard to craft songs that reflected truth, life and love. These songs ended up on his debut album Two Coasts for Comfort, released in late 2009. After a flourishing year playing in New York, Seattle and the Canadian music scene, recording a music video in Calgary and achieving iTunes success through a featured "single of the week" download from his album, Jon finally hit the road this summer in a cross-Canada tour with Montreal singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillion.

On their VIA Rail train tour, they'll perform in most of the major cities in each province. Jon recently showcased at the Junos in St. John's, Newfoundland with Stevano UGO, a hip-hop artist from Los Angeles. Recently, Jon was nominated for best new artist, digital artist and inspirational album of the year by Music Nova Scotia and received a covenant award nomination for folk/roots album of the year. Jon released a music video on May 29th entitled the Hallelujah and in August released a video for the song "Think Back". He is working on a new video this fall and is planning for a year of touring through North America and the UK, writing new music and recording another album in the new year.

Since releasing his debut album and receiving nation-wide exposure through itunes, Jon Bryant has been touring relentlessly throughout North America. After a successful first year, (ECMA, Music Nova Scotia and Covenant award nominations and two cross Canada tours) 2010 proved to be the first step towards a very bright future. A Singer/songwriter at heart, Jon's music is beautiful in its melancholy, strength and character conveyed through nicely contrasting styles. His live set is sure to hit spiritual highs and sweet, somber lows. Jon is activly touring throughout Canada and recording a new album. His full length follow-up album is expected to launch at the end of 2011. Jon is an artist advocate for World Vision and works closely with them on tour and abroad. 


Owl Acoustic Lounge
411 3rd Ave South
T1J 0H2
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Owl is Lethbridge’s newest Lounge in the same building which had Mood, Squeaky’s Pub before and O Riley’s before that. They feature live acoustic music and excellent food. 

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