Born into a musical family, it’s no surprise that music has been a driving force for Jonathan. His father is an opera singer, his mother plays the flute, and his grandmother is quite the singer as well. Jonathan began singing at a young age, started playing guitar at the age of 18, in part to impress a girl, and hasn’t stopped playing since. As far back as he can remember, he has always been drawn to the blues; returning to them time and time again, no matter the musical trend. Naturally, his musical tastes expanded from blues to other forms of "roots music," including Americana, Country, & Folk. After a decade away from songwriting, Jonathan began writing again in 2012 and is founding member of the band Five Long Years.