Jon Herington

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Jon Herington
Birth nameJonathan Reuel Herington
Born (1954-04-14) April 14, 1954 (age 65)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresRock, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1985–present
Associated actsSteely Dan, Donald Fagen, Lucy Kaplansky
Websitewww.jonherington.com

Jon Herington (born Jonathan Reuel Herington on April 14, 1954 ) is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, and session musician.

Career[edit]

Herington was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and grew up in West Long Branch, New Jersey on the Jersey Shore.[1] His first band (called Highway) opened for local Bruce Springsteen on several occasions.[2] He started playing piano and then saxophone, but began playing guitar when his friends left their guitars at his house as a child. Herington studied guitar with Ted Dunbar while at Rutgers University and also studied privately with Harry Leahey and Dennis Sandole.[3]

In 1999, toward the end of the recording of their 2000 released album Two Against Nature, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan wanted to hire another rhythm guitar player for some tracks. Ted Baker, a close friend of Herington's, was playing keyboard for the band and Becker and Fagen asked for a recommendation for a guitarist. Baker provided Herington's 1992 album, The Complete Rhyming Dictionary, a collection of Herington original instrumentals, to Becker and Fagen.[4] Soon after, Herington got a call to record "Janie Runaway" and toured with Steely Dan to promote the album. In 2000, Herington released a solo album, entitled Like So. In 2003, Steely Dan had him back to record their release, Everything Must Go, as well as to tour in promotion of the album. In 2006, Donald Fagen hired Herington to play on and tour for his solo album Morph the Cat. He appears on Walter Becker's second solo album Circus Money. In 2010 and again in 2012, Jon joined the Dukes of September touring group which is composed of Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs.[4] On June 14, 2012, the band performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote their 2012 summer concert tour.[5] Herington also played on Fagen's album Sunken Condos.

Herington plays a Gibson CS-336 and a Fender Telecaster.[6]

Discography[edit]

  • Like So (Decorator, 2000)
  • Pulse and Cadence (ESC, 2008)
  • Time on My Hands (Wise Axe, 2012)

As sideman[edit]

With Jim Beard

  • Song of the Sun (CTI, 1991)
  • Truly (Escapade, 1997)
  • Advocate (ESC, 1999)
  • Revolutions (Intuition, 2008)

With Lucy Kaplansky

  • Every Single Day (Red House, 2001)
  • The Red Thread (Red House, 2004)
  • Over the Hills (Red House, 2007)

With Steely Dan

  • Walter Becker, Circus Money (5 Over 12/Mailboat 2008)
  • Donald Fagen, Morph the Cat (Reprise, 2006)
  • Donald Fagen, Sunken Condos (2012)
  • Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Live at Lincoln Center: The Dukes of September (2014)
  • Steely Dan, Two Against Nature (Giant/Reprise, 2000)
  • Steely Dan, Everything Must Go (Reprise, 2003)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ross, Craig Hunter (2013). "Interviews". Jon Herington of Steely Dan Talks About His Musical Journey and Time on My Hands. Guitar International. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  2. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (16 May 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Jon Herington Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  3. ^ Smith, Joan K. (19 April 2011). "The Blog". Jon Herington's New Frontier: Renowned Steely Dan Guitarist Discusses His Musical Journey. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  4. ^ Blotnick, Emmy (15 June 2012). "The Blog". The Dukes Of September Rhythm Revue Perform “I’ll Be Good To You”. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  5. ^ Shadrick, Jason (30 November 2011). "Rig Rundown". Steely Dan's Jon Herington. Premier Guitar Magazine. Retrieved 20 October 2013. Setup detailed in video interview

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