Jon Knox

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Jon Knox
Jon Knox - Musician, Composer, Producer, Beatmaker.JPG
Knox performing in 2014
Background information
Genres Rock, Christian rock
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, beatmaker and composer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1982–present
Website www.jonknoxonline.com

Jon Knox is an American session drummer who has been a member of the bands White Heart and Adam Again and is currently the drummer for Future User. He is also a producer, beatmaker and composer.

Background[edit]

Knox was the drummer of Christian rock band White Heart from 1992 to 1997,[1] and concurrently the drummer of the alternative funk rock band Adam Again.[2] He reunited with White Heart in 2006 for the Soul2Soul Awards show and again in 2014 for the Easterfest concert in Australia.[3][not in citation given]

Knox is now the drummer for the electronic progressive rock outfit Future User which is composed of Rage Against the Machine bassist, Tim Commerford, along with multi-instrumentalist Jordan Tarlow on keys and producer, Brendan O'Brien on guitars.[4]

Knox has been nominated for Grammy and Dove awards, and has toured and appeared on television and radio broadcasts that have spanned the globe.[citation needed] His playing experience has led him to work with artists and members of including: Adam Again,[citation needed] Blind Melon, No Doubt, Audio Adrenaline, Wooten Brothers, John Elefante, Lock Up with Tom Morello, Crystal Lewis, Steve Cropper, Mandisa, Great White, Carman, DC Talk, The Bus Boys, Ray Parker Jr., Otis Day and many others.[5][non-primary source needed][further explanation needed] Working alongside these artists allowed him to expand into a very versatile musician, teaching himself to play guitar, bass and to compose and produce music.[citation needed]

Currently, you can find him involved in recording, remixing, making beats, scoring and producing projects. Also, he continues to compose and produce music for artists and several music library companies. His compositions are in these genres of music: rock, alternative, hip-hop, EDM, dance, pop, indie and R&B.[citation needed]

Credits include: MTV, Sirius & XM Radio, Viacom, OWN, TLC, NBC Sports, Speed Channel, HBO, FOX Sports, CI Games, CBS Sports, Ayars Animation Inc., Shaw Communications, Deliverance Films, Play Ltd. and Discovery.[citation needed]

Knox endorses Pearl drums,[6] SoulTone cymbals,[7] Vic Firth sticks,[8] CymPad,[9] Protection Racket,[10] Bumwrap Drum Company, Ableton Live and ToonTrack software.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 1034. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 
  2. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 22. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 
  3. ^ "Easterfest announces 2014 lineup". abc.net.au. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Who is Future User? New Band Reveals Identities in Exclusive Interview". radio.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jon Knox". jonknoxonline.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jon Knox - Pearl Drums". pearldrum.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Jon Knox". soultonecymbals.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Vic Firth Artist Roster". vicfirth.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ Cympad Reto Hirschi. "Cympad - optimize your cymbal sound! - Cympad artists over the world!". cympad.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ Super User. "Jon Knox". protectionracket.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 

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