Jon Ponder's Many a Good Long Year is a family affair of American song. While recorded in the Mitten state, it reflects his own family's East Texas roots, even including short pieces of personal history recorded by his grandfather's string band. Jon's own originals are deeply sincere slices of the modern "American Family" experience. His basic trio of guitar, banjo/mandolin, and cello (!) is augmented by some of Michigan's finest pickers and players, beautifully recorded, satisfying as a hot home cooked meal on a cold Michigan winter night. I invite you to join the family.
--Marc S. Taras hosts the radio program Cuban Fantasy on NPR affiliate 89.1 WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, Michigan, online at www.wemu.org, and holds down the fort at PJ's Used Records in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his beloved brother Jeff.