The most common interview question..."So, what were your musical influences?"
I grew up listening to my dad play acoustic rockabilly style blues and adopted a bit of that style early on. 1970's rock had the biggest impact on me though. Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, Eagles and all those 70's one hit wonders. In my early 20's I discovered the Grateful Dead. At the same time I explored bluegrass. Old and in the Way was a record that I wore out. More recent interests include Amos Lee, Ryan Adams, and Jack Johnson.
In 2008, I teamed up with singer / songwriter Todd Nickerson and formed the band 6 East. We recorded and released two albums of original material, "Living the Dream" and "Rising". We later added accomplished fiddle player, Katy Boc and delivered our blended style of Americana music to Boston south shore and Cape Cod area audiences. Around 2014, I began to have the urge to pursue a solo record and began assembling some new songs. Todd and Katy went on to form a roots duo called Sparrow Blue (thesparrowblue.com).
Wild Card (wīld′kärd′)
"An unpredictable and unforeseeable factor"
The Jonathan Soucy "Wild Card" project recordings took place in Noise in the Attic Studios, produced by Rob Loyot. All songs written by Jonathan Soucy, except for "Two to Tango" (Kathleen Healy).
The Album was entitled "Edge of Blue" based on lyrics from the closing song, In My Eyes. All tracks can be downloaded now from this website or major digital outlets.
Credits for Edge of Blue:
Engineered by Rob Loyot
Produced by Rob Loyot for Perriello productions
Assistant engineer David Deluca
Tape operators, Greg Madden, Scott Robinson
Additional editing, Sean MacLaughlin
Mixed by Rob Loyot
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
Lead Vocals, Jonathan Soucy
Drums, Tom Major
Bass, Tom Appleman
Lead Guitar, Mike Benjamin
Keys (Hammond B3 organ, piano, synthesizer), Jeff Calder
Acoustic guitar, Jonathan Soucy, Chuck Fisher, Brad McCarthy
Electric guitar, Chuck Fisher, Dave Deluca, Brad McCarthy
Background vocals, Rob Loyot, Mike Benjamin, Dave Deluca, Claire Elise Walton, Brianna Grace
Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Rob Loyot
Trombone, Lenny Peterson
Special thanks to Chuck Fisher and Rob Loyot for musical arrangement
Photos: Kelly Stiles
Graphics: Sami Nabid
Design: Amelie Loyot