Jon Darren


I'm a guitar player first. But (funny story) I actually was (or am still) a pretty well known independent hip-hop producer from the Bay area. Did over 100 records in that genre. then Last year I started song writing and playing guitar more than I had in years to cope with a divorce I was taking pretty badly. I also happen to have been managing a big recording studio at the time so it all just kind of fell into place, I started just messing w covers, which led to originals being written and me just not questioning it or being scared of what people thought (changing from gangster rap to folk isn't exactly what my circle was expecting lol) but I'm all about paying attention to the signs the universe gives me. so this is just me following the signs. Well, the experience was so rewarding that I am now all in as an ssw. If you like to know more just ask me.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

music is sonic energy waves, it's goosebumps, it's love, hate, pain, joy, sex, family, friends and all the other important parts of life.

What is your music dream?

to be remembered

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

love, only love can conquer hate and save the world

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

feelin groovy from Simon & Garfunkel BOYZ N THE Hood from Eazy E the Beatles abbey road album

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Santana, Kris Kristofferson. Bob Dylan, the Band,

What inspires you to make music?

the idea that somebody somewhere may have a moment to it

What is the message you want to send with your music?

love, peace, harmony

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

nervous af

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I see musicians nowadays same as any, working with the sounds and vibes of the current times, if you're happy then forget about in improvement, just enjoy that sweet spot.

What do you think of Drooble?

so far I really dig it