Jon Auer

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Jon Auer
Jon Auer (Jan 2009).jpg
Auer in Chicago, IL in January 2009
Background information
Born (1969-09-29) September 29, 1969 (age 44)
Genres Power pop, alternative rock, grunge
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, drums
Labels Pattern25
Associated acts The Posies, Big Star
Website myspace.com/jonauermusic

Jonathan Paul "Jon" Auer (born September 29, 1969) is an American musician who co-founded the power pop band The Posies, along with Ken Stringfellow. Auer and Stringfellow have also been a part of the rejuvenated Big Star.[1]

Auer was a founding member of Sky Cries Mary. Auer was also a member of The Squirrels, Lucky Me, Jean Jacket Shotgun and Chariot.

As a solo artist, Auer has released an EP, 61/2, and a full-length record on the label Pattern25 called Songs from the Year of Our Demise.

Auer is also a record producer. He has worked with bands such as You Am I, Monostereo, Cheap Star, Love Battery, Redd Kross, Truly, The Melismatics, and Tad.

In 2003, Auer and Ken Stringfellow released Private Sides, a six-song split EP (Arena Rock Recording Co./Rykodisc). Auer played guitar on the 2004 William Shatner record Has Been which was produced and arranged by Ben Folds.

Personal life[edit]

Auer grew up in Bellingham, Washington. His father was a university professor who also played music, and he and Jon built a recording studio at home, which Jon used as a teenager.[2] Auer is twice divorced, and has an adopted daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May", Billboard.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Lundstrom, Jim (May 1, 2010). "Vinyl Liner Notes: The Posies", Scene. Retrieved May 11, 2010.

External links[edit]

Auer playing with The Posies in September 2005.