Influences: John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Woody Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Townes Van Zandt, Brendan Kinnelly
An idiosyncratic performer, he runs the gamut from cool white man's blues to poignant love songs punctuated with fine acoustic guitar licks and skillful harmonical fills. Rating: Five stars **** Brad Fischer, Nashville Music Guide
"The Letter" is a tough song about suicide, which sadly today is more prevalent than any of us wish was the case.
"Ukrainian Heroes" is a song about the brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the successful and heroic defense of their country by Ukrainians driving the Russians back out.
"Jon Dakota is one of those special songwriters with a wonderful gift for taking us on a thought-provoking, intense journey into real life with his songs." Chris Dodson, Makin' Music