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,
6, and a full-length record on the label Pattern25 called 1 /2 . 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 which was produced and arranged by Has Been 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. Auer is twice divorced, and currently married and living in Europe, where he has released an album with his wife under the name Dynamo Royale. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Auer playing with The Posies in September 2005.