I decided to spend a little bit of time today to write about my favorite songwriter/artist, Jon Foreman. Jon amazes me with his prolific songwriting that seems to be bottomless. My personal collection consists of 5 studio Switchfoot records, 4 Jon Foreman solo eps and his latest project, Fiction Family, which is a collaboration with Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins. Most artist begin to run dry on great songs after 2 or 3 records but Jon continues to churn them out. I can honestly say that I haven’t heard one song from Jon that I didn’t absolutely love.
Not only is Jon excellent at his artistic abilities, but he is also quite the marketer. The Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer ep plan last year was brilliant! It was one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments. I am a little surprised though that each of the eps hasn’t sold gold but I would have to guess that many of the Switchfoot fans still haven’t connected the dots.
I would highly reccomend all of Jon’s eps and the Fiction Family record to anyone looking to hear some great music!