Great guitars and tuneful melody making...riff-happy rockers that never forgo the catchy parts.”



Jonathan Mudd is a South Carolina-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Over the years, he's made his home in Chapel Hill, NC, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC, recording and touring with The Shake, Land of Giants, Jo Jo Ex-Mariner, and The Powers That Be. 

Jonathan has four critically acclaimed solo albums to his credit, and a brand new record coming in 2024.

In 2005, Jonathan released his first solo record, “Any Good Heaven.” The Washington Post called it “great guitars and tuneful melody making...a fetching collection of riff-happy rockers that never forgo the catchy parts.”  

Jonathan’s 2010 follow-up was "Truth Lies.” A four-star review in Blurt raved: “'Truth Lies' has all the requisite power-pop hallmarks: meaty guitar riffs atop propulsive rhythms; instantly hummable melodies and a keen sense of dynamics; lyrics about loving and losing and getting back together, all with an undercurrent of reflection and redemption.” The Washington City Paper pointed to "Run Amelia" as the album's stand-out track: "a slinky power-pop kiss-off laced with a chunky, riff-addled chorus...this N.C.-bred power-popper's mendacity anthem is the truth."

“Evidence,” released in January of 2017, featured ten big-hearted songs that came big on the grooves and heavy on the hooks. Wrote critic Fred Mills in his four-star (out of five) review of the album: "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 2019 long-player was "(re)animate," a stripped-down affair that re-imagined the very best of his songs as intimate acoustic arrangements. The album is delicately colored by a wide array of acoustic and electric instruments--from pedal steel and piano to cabasa and cajon, from dobro and trumpet to synthesizer and ukulele.

Jonathan's fifth solo album, "Meant for the Sun," is due out in 2024, led by the advance single, “Tell Me That Don't Sound Better.”

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