When the Moon Comes Down for Tea
Lon started playing music at age eight on his toy xylophone. By the time he was 10 he had graduated to the nerdcordian. At 15 he started writing songs, not very good ones but they were songs. At 16 he traded in his nerdcordian for a cool stratocaster. Lon was well on his way to becoming a really cool guy and picking up girls at this point. At 21 he was grinding it out playing copy tunes in the bars around the Portland area. All this time his songs were slowly getting better. At 35 he began phasing out the bars and the copy tunes and started recording and writing songs. At 58 where he is now (and he doesn't completely remember how he got there) his songs have gotten really good. He plays guitar, mandolin, keyboards, bass, accordian, recorder, percussion and sings. His styles are jazz, rock and roll, blues, country, bluegrass, folk, cartoon, impressionist, cubist, avant garde, aardvark, polka, waltzes, Zappa-Welk-Hicks fusion, and barking dogs. He believes that if music can't solve the problems of the world then what can.