Jon Martin and Lovers is a gang of pals from southern Alberta that got together in 2019 to make a hazy blend of Alt-Country, Americana, and British pop music. Led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Martin, …and Lovers guides audiences across fields of enveloping melodies and through tales of fragile love. The influence of life under wide-open prairie skies—with all of its beauty and heartbreak—is heard ringing throughout every one of their songs.
The band’s music focuses on craft, honesty, and musicality. Each member of the group, Jon Martin (vocals, piano, guitar), Joel Grey (guitar, slide guitar, vocals), Jason Oakes (guitar, vocals), Max Hopkins (keyboards, vocals), and Paul Holden (bass), brings a wealth of perspective, experience, and energy to Martin’s songs.
The band is currently recording brand-new music at Green Recording Company, in Lethbridge, AB, and collaborating with drummers Emily Dolan Davies (Brian Ferry, The Darkness, Kim Wilde) and “Hurtin’ Albertan” Brady Valgardson (Corb Lund). Jon Martin and Lovers is will release a full-length debut LP in late spring, 2020.