|Born||22 January 1986|
|Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, folk rock|
Jon Bryant (born 22 January 1986) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Native born to Halifax but now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bryant' writes and sings acoustically melodic songs with a maritime influence.
Bryant was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Growing up in Fall River, NS, he attended George P. Vanier Junior School and Lockview High School. Bryant graduated in 2004 from Caronport High School in Saskatchewan. He studied piano, and later learned to play guitar and drums. He attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
He currently resides in Vancouver with his wife Bree (Woodill) Bryant, an actress and model from Halifax.
As well as writing and singing his own songs, Bryant has toured throughout North America and Europe and is an artist advocate for World Vision while performing with Canadian music group Starfield.
Bryant's debut album, Two Coasts for Comfort, released on 29 October 2009 was iTunes Canada's "Featured Singer/Songwriter Album of 2009" and garnered a 2011 East Coast Music Award nomination for "Folk Album of the Year".
Bryant has twice performed at the Juno Awards ceremony.
- 2009: Two Coasts for Comfort
- 2012: What Takes You
- 2016: Twenty Something
- 2019: Cult Classic
Awards and achievements
- East Coast Music Awards
- 2011 – Folk Album of the Year Two Coasts for Comfort (nomination)
- Music Nova ScotiaAwards
- 2010 – Best New Artist (nominated)
- 2010 – Digital Artist of the Year (nominated)
- 2010 – Inspirational Artist of the Year (nominated)
- Covenant Awards
- 2010 – Best Folk Album Two Coasts For Comfort (nominated)
- iTunes Canada
- TV/Film Placements
- "Artist: Jon Bryant". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- "Called to pursue joy". Christian Week.
- "World Vision Artists". World Vision Canada. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- "Jon Bryant Past Concerts". SongKick. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Jon Bryant Rocks Youth Quake". The Moose Jaw Times Herald. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- "ECMA 2011: loads of Locals Nominated". The Scope. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- "Jon Bryant Music Chart Performance Summary". music-chart.info. Retrieved 28 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "Jon Bryant Announces Western Canadian Tour Dates in Support of New Album 'What Takes you'". North by East West. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- "Jon Bryant rocks Youth Quake" Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Moose Jaw Times Herald, Adam Miller, 18 February 2012
- "Coast to coast". Fast Forward Weekly. Archived from the original on 13 January 2011.
- "Old emporium building in DT Chilliwack goes acoustic". Chilliwack Progress.
- "Jon Bryant: A year later...". Songs in the Valley. 1 February 2015.
- "Music Nova Scotia Music & Industry Award Nominees Announced – DIY". DIY.
- "Fall River's Jon Bryant takes his show to the Big Apple" Archived 10 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Pat Healey, The Laker
- < "Jon Bryant - Two Coasts for Comfort [Album[permanent dead link]"][permanent dead link]. Alt Sounds
- "B.C.’s top musicians, bands named to $102,700 Peak FM prize finalists list". Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun. 12 June 2014