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Jon Howard performing with Paramore in 2014.
|Birth name||Jonathan Michael Howard|
|Born||27 April 1985|
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
Jonathan Michael Howard (born April 27, 1985 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was the lead guitarist for the rock band Dizmas from 2003 to 2009, leaving after they went on hiatus and becoming a guitarist for the band Stellar Kart. He left Stellar Kart in 2010 and served as a touring rhythm guitarist and keyboardist for Paramore until 2016. Jon’s brother, Joey, joined Paramore as touring bassist in 2016.
In 2004, shortly after graduating high-school, Jon moved to Lancaster, California to join the Forefront Records band, Dizmas. After hundreds of shows and three records, members of Dizmas moved on.
He recently formed the band General Ghost, together with Kyle Rictor. They released their first EP entitled "Give Me To The Waves" on January 17, 2012. It is available to download online from iTunes, Amazon and the band's website. This was followed from an EP, If Then, released on the same year, and a third EP titled Drifter Painter Drinker Sinner, released in 2014.
In the summer of 2010, Jon began touring with the band Paramore as an additional rhythm guitar player, keyboardist and percussionist. Howard has maintained this position until 2016 - he played his last shows as part of Paramore in March of that year, during the band's second "Parahoy! Cruise".
Jon is married to Natalie Taylor.