Jon Langston – Tickets – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – September 1st, 2017

Jon Langston

The Georgia Theatre and Peachtree Entertainment Present

Jon Langston

Trea Landon

Fri · September 1, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Georgia Theatre

$20.00 - $25.00

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Jon Langston - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Jon Langston
Georgia native, Jon Langston, has always had a love for music of all kinds, but has not always pursued a career in the music industry. Even though he had a band in 8TH grade with a few hometown buddies, it was nothing more than just a fun hobby for Langston at the time. The band which included long time friend, Josh Manuel, who co-produced Langston’s first two EP’s back in 2013 at Century Studios in Atlanta. Manuel is currently the drummer for the band “Issues.” Instead, Langston set his sights on playing football in high school and earned a Division I scholarship to play at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina in 2009. It was his junior year of college when he picked the guitar up again. “I suffered multiple concussions, and so the coaches, doctors and myself decided the best for my health was to hang up the pads,” Langston says. “It was hard but I knew it was the right thing to do. I didn’t know what God had planned for my life at the time.” Langston began to learn how to play the guitar again and began to write his own songs and posting them on YouTube. “It is crazy how God closes one door and opens another. I had no idea what was ahead of me with the whole music world.”

Since then Langston has shown a passion and love for country music, and his unique voice and songwriting have sparked a wildfire fan base across the country. Selling out shows across the southeast, including the huge accomplishment at the Georgia Theatre on Nov. 7, 2015, dreams are starting to come true for Langston. “To be given the opportunity to not only play on that stage, but to headline the theatre, where I’ve seen many acts perform such as: Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, and Corey Smith, who are guys I look up to, it was an honor and a night I will never forget.”

Langston, now a Music City resident in Nashville, TN, has created his own style and sound from a variety of influences. Growing up listening to everything from Alan Jackson to the Eagles, Langston has crafted a fresh, new country music sound that is ready for take off. Langston, now 24 years old, has a publishing deal with Sony ATV, and is managed by KP Entertainment.
Trea Landon - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Trea Landon
At just 24-years-old, singer-songwriter Trea Landon is wise beyond his years — in both sound and style. Taking vocal cues from country greats Hank Williams, Jr. and Kevin Denney, he pairs traditional tone and modern tracks to deliver lyrics fans can both identify and connect with.

Though initially drawn to the drums after seeing his cousin play, Landon’s path began to change at 16. “I’d decided to focus on singing, and I purchased my first guitar from a buddy for $60. I couldn’t put it down. My grandfather taught me my first three chords, and I was hooked. I picked it up relatively quickly.” Around the same time, he started songwriting. “I’m not sure what it was, but I felt a need to write my own music. I didn’t want to do what everyone else had done. I was terrible at first… but I was passionate about it.” And for Landon, the obvious choice stylistically was country. “The older I got, the more I realized I was country. I’d been a Linkin Park fan, and dabbled in metal, but I inevitably went back to my country roots and began writing songs that told a story.”

In 2015, Landon moved to Nashville to chase his dream of writing and recording with some of the finest that country music has to offer. After four short weeks in Music City, he was approached by hit songwriter and Play It Again Publishing owner Dallas Davidson (Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan), who signed Landon almost immediately. The deal has lead to co-writes with Davidson, Craig Campbell and Chris Young, among others.

From there, his essence as an artist began to develop — and is something Landon is confident in.

“I love all the music that’s on the radio right now — there are obviously several different kinds of ‘country’. Ultimately, I feel I fall somewhere between Luke Bryan and Jon Pardi — I’m the tailgate version of Jon Pardi.”

This sound, as well as his growth as a writer, is evident in his current singles “A Little Bit” which dropped May 26th, and “When I Get There” which dropped on June 2nd. These up-tempo tunes, reminiscent of a 90’s country hit with a modern edge, provides listeners a glimpse into Landon’s upcoming EP, due out June 9th.

And of his sudden and seemingly effortless plunge into the country music scene, Landon’s well aware of his good fortune.

“I’m blessed, that’s for sure.”
Venue Information:
Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/