Jonathan Kingham must be doing something right. In his first few years on the scene, he quickly developed into a seasoned performer while sharing the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Michael McDonald, Doug Stone, Vanessa Carlton, and Jonatha Brooke. He has toured with such diverse acts as Julio Iglesias Jr. and currently plays keyboard and guitar for the rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket.
But its not only his live performances that are winning him fans and accolades. He took 1st place honors in the National Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest, The Unisong International Song Contest, as well as placing two years in a row in the top five of the John Lennon Song contest. He brought home the 1st Place award in the USA Songwriting Competition in the Folk Category as well as the Overall Grand Prize out of a worldwide field of 33,000 entries and was awarded First Place in the Gospel category of the ISC songwriting contest. His singing has been featured in films, soap operas and the WB network’s hit show “Felicity”.
Based out of Nashville he splits his time between touring the country and writing, recording, producing and conducting songwriting residencies.
On his fourth independent album “Smooth out the Lines”, lush string arrangements, tasteful electric guitars and understated vocals meld together in a beautiful folk/pop offering that support the mature songwriting that has won Kingham international acclaim. With a smooth blend of folk, pop, country and jazz, Kingham comes armed with a quick freestyle wit, and has become a favorite on the circuit.
Photographer: Puja Parakh