Jon and his band were invited by, long-time, Margaritaville Cafe' Key West, entertainment director JL Jamison, to perform at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield Massachusetts, to open up the Jimmy Buffett Labor Day weekend shows in September 2003. Jon Frattasio and his band have been regular head-liners at Jimmy Buffett's, Margaritaville Cafe' in Key West since 1999.
In the past 15 years, Jon has produced some, impressive, sold-out, concerts in the area which include such venues as, the Cedar Ball Room, the Back Bay Restaurant Group Corp. and the Company Theatre in Norwell Massachusetts. These concerts include some real world class musicians such as, Nashville recording artists, Andy and Matt Thompson also, R. Scott Bryan from the Peter Mayer Group and the Sheryl Crow Band and, Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band members, Roger Guth, Jim Mayer and Peter Mayer, a long-time friend. Jon has produced and performed shows with the Peter Mayer and his group in Atlanta, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts since 1999.
Jon has performed quite a bit with world class sax player and long time Buffett Coral Reefer and Charles Neville Band member, Amy Lee. Jon and Amy have performed together from Las Vegas to Boston and Cape Cod.
Jon Frattasio, one of nine children, an ex-starting defensive tackle and graduate of Bridgewater State College, was born in Boston. Jon has been performing as a professional musician since age 18 where he worked as a drummer in several professional groups playing rock, folk and country in the bars of eastern Massachusetts for over 6 years. It was out on these drum gigs, 3 to 5 nights a week, that Jon taught himself to play the acoustic guitar. He has been performing his original style acoustic music all over New England and beyond for more than 20 years now, working over 250 performances a year.
Over these years, Jon has built a loyal following from the bars and shanty's of Cape Cod like; the BBC's, the Courtyard, the Trowbridge Tavern, the Casino Wharf, New Seabury and all over Falmouth to the popular venues of Boston including, Cheers, the Channel, the Ratt, Bunratty's, Club III in Cambridge, the Hard Rock Caf e', Avalon, the Rack, Night Stage , the House of Blues and, one of his favorite venue's; the Barking Crab where Jon can be seen performing an over 1500 song catalog of tunes every Tuesday night at 7pm. and never taking a break.
Jon is recording original material for his new CD this year. Jon co-wrote the song, "Captured" with, Key West, singer song-writer, Scott Kirby. Jon also notes how thrilled he was to recieve the song, "Sailor" from singer song-writer great, Darrell Scott, to record on Jon's new CD. Darrell, originally from Kentucky, has New England ties with Jon's band. Darrell Scott has written hit songs for Maura O'Connell, Travis Tritt, the Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks to name a few.Jon's new CD will have the talented sax sounds of Las Vegas's, Tony Q. (Sheena Easton tour), the bass and guitar stylings of 30 plus year friend, Bob Doolittle (8-time Boston Music Award Winner), the percussion innovations of St. Louis native, R. Scott Bryan (Peter Mayer Group - 5 years on tour with Sheryl Crow) and from Massachusetts, the talented drumming and percussion work of; Mike Cahill, Steve Oxy and Bob Paluccio.
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