Jonathan Mudd is a Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Over the years, he has made his home in Chapel Hill, NC, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA, recording and touring with The Shake, Land of Giants and Jo Jo Ex-Mariner before going it alone.
In 2005, Jonathan released his first solo record, “Any Good Heaven.” The Washington Post called it “great pop-rock...smart guitars and tuneful melody making...a fetching collection of riff-happy rockers that never forgo the catchy parts.”
"Truth Lies,” Jonathan’s 2010 follow-up, likewise won raves from critics. "Melodically, Mudd's songs are like candy to the ear of a discerning listener," wrote Old Town Crier. "'Truth Lies' holds its own against the classic powerpop archetypes while delightfully advancing the game for the contemporary scene," opined The Spectator. Shockwave Magazine put it more plainly: “This guy writes some killer tunes. I am stunned.”
“Evidence,” released in 2017, came big on the grooves and heavy on the hooks. In a four-star review of the album, Blurt had this to say: "What [Mudd] is doing is demonstrating an uncommonly confident mastery of the pop form, from the songs’ arrangements (dude has more hooks than a bait and tackle shop) to the glistening production."
Jonathan's latest effort, "(re)animate," dropped in 2019. It's an ambitious re-imagining of 12 stand-outs from his catalog--all given new wings by The Powers That Be: Jonathan and 21 of his musician-friends playing more than 30 different instruments. Earthy and nuanced, "(re)animate" showcases Jonathan at his intimate, beguiling best.
In 2020, Jonathan is performing both solo and with core members of The Powers That Be: bassist Cal Everett, guitarist/pedal steel player Buddy Griffin, keyboardist Ed O'Connell, and percussionist Chuck Sullivan. He can also be heard on tour nationally with the Beach Boys tribute act Still Surfin'.