Jon McLurg is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Kingston, Ontario. Active in the local scene as a solo artist and member of the band Turpin’s Trail.
This quietly confident artist was noticed on the international scene in 2010, when he was chosen as one of only ten performers for the songwriter showcase at The New Jersey Folk Festival. That same year, he also won American Songwriter Magazine’s lyric contest in their July/August 2010 issue with Someone Thinks of You from The Auctioneer.
Jon McLurg has a very gentle, soft, and delicate voice, almost whispery, and the music surrounding him plays to that, never hurrying even when a tad up tempo, forever attentive to fading snapshots from the old days.
~ Mark S. Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
With a contemplative wisdom that belies his young age, Jon McLurg spins songs of truth, reflection, melancholy, contentment, and spirituality. Influenced by the music of Mississippi John Hurt, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, John Prine, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, Jon has entered into the realm of the songwriter with class, abundant talent, and wit, and his soft but smooth voice and elegant finger-style guitar playing are the perfect vehicle for his songs.