Jonah Schwartz

Authentic and creative music

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I play a bunch of different instruments and love working with a wide variety of artists to look for new sounds and experiment in new areas. I'm interested in a lot of different styles of music: folk, drone, afrobeat, rock, experimental, and everywhere in between. I can typically turn over jobs pretty fast, depending on the complexity.

I am a Philadelphia born musician, living since 2004 in Buenos Aires. I play acoustic and electric guitar, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and I sing and do voice over work. A lot of my work has been with bands that do Americana or roots music, but I also have played in afrobeat, psych, psych-folk, drone and experimental projects.
I write music and songs, and have my own recording setup, with some nice gear, some of it unusual.

I wrote many songs, played mandolin, guitar, harmonica and sang with Los Alamos, who won "Best first Album of the Year" from Rolling Stone in 2005:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/70ENt4dNz5yJMqxhH3M3ka?si=9VDdYDJ4R1-CBBz89KwahA

I currently play a noisy electric guitar with folk rocker Karina Vismara:
https://open.spotify.com/album/1To1DSTma4qgQmnNEjzQSd?si=7DF26dOzTGqfLEWQjcA9RQ

Principal songwriter in psychfolk guitar duo Springlizard: https://open.spotify.com/album/523r6Kmq6HVkCTtSVrARJn?si=2sRvy7vqT8Sizl1CZq2fuA

I play afrobeat music and write songs for Val Veneto:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Pv6SWRGOy3EIDZyTDOcoW?si=RCnS0A0rSJm7LVU3QyepSA

I played a bunch of instruments and produced Buck Hunter's surreal country-comedy album:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4qUlxZovIy8LFqkVYVenfy?si=A6Q23HjETmm6zqDawvNN8w

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Los Alamos - Through the Night

I was the Guitar and mandolin player, singer, songwriter and producer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • US made 1997 Telecaster
  • 1973 12 Guild 212
  • 1975 Fender F-35 acoustic
  • Enoch Tradesmen semi-fretless banjo
  • Fender mandolin 1997
  • Luthier made banjolin 1920s
  • Argentine made upright piano
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