Jon Latham is sure to become an Americana hit. His energetic guitar driven songs will remind you of the greats, such as Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and John Moreland. Ironically, Latham's first word was “Bruce."
After listening to Latham's soulful songs, it's hard to believe he did anything but write music. Originally from Atlanta, Latham didn't start writing until he was thirty years old. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he reveals, "When I started writing, it felt like I was doing the right thing, but I'd never thought in a million years that I'd do it."
Latham wasn't always cool and confident. He has become vocal about overcoming his insecurities about himself and his music. He explained to Rolling Stone, “I realized that none of that matters; the image part is bullshit. I'll never live up to that, I'll never be fashionable. But to me rock & roll was never fashionable. I can just be me. I'm not reinventing the wheel, I'm just finding my own way to spin it."
Late last year, Latham released his sophomore EP, Lifers. For its creation, Latham collaborated with established and up-and-coming Nashville talent alike. The album is full of heartland rock and country soul, with lyrics that will hit you right in the gut.
Lifers track listing:
- Last in Line
- Learning Now
- Old Man And The Sea
- Yearbook Signatures
- Kimberly Met Billy
- Tennessee Dime
- Say It's Closing Time