Jon Wadley (or Basil) is a singer/guitarist/songwriter currently living in Los Angeles,California. Wadley's powerful acoustic guitar sound, drawing melodies blended with a unique driving "rocky tonk" feel was branded in his home town of Tulsa, OK., also home to: (Flaming Lips, Leon Russell, Jimmy Byfield, and many others). "L.A. is the land of blackwater and blue ruin, wanna-be's, dreamers, lovers, and fighters... why would I be anywhere else?... with a landscape like this I have all the materials I need... of course, that might change."
                   
Jon Wadley has been playing and writing since the age of 11. His father, an accomplished piano player/ keyboardist has been popular in the local music scene since Jon was a boy. "If it was'nt for my dad, and being surrounded by that musical aspect of life, who knows where I'd be,... " Jon Wadley's songs vary in their flavor, and message, but always have his very unique flavor within them.

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Jon Wadley (or Basil) is a singer/guitarist/songwriter currently living in Los Angeles,California. Wadley's powerful acoustic guitar sound, drawing melodies blended with a unique driving "rocky tonk" feel was branded in his home town of Tulsa, OK., also home to: (Flaming Lips, Leon Russell, Jimmy Byfield, and many others). "L.A. is the land of ragwater and blue ruin, wanna-be's, dreamers, lovers, and fighters... why would I be anywhere else?... with a landscape like this I have all the materials I need... of course, that could change."
                   
Jon Wadley has been playing and writing since the age of 11. His father, an accomplished piano player/ keyboardist has been popular in the local music scene since Jon was a baby boy. "If it was'nt for my dad, and being surrounded by that very musical aspect of life, God knows where I'd be,... probably drinking alot."
Jon Wadley's songs vary in their flavor, style, and message, but always have his unique signature within them. Some people have described his music as "Violent Femmes meets Dave Matthews", or "Third Eye Blind meets John Mayer", or even "Pink Floyd meets The Who, then parties with Elvis Costello". Ultimately, there seems to be something in his songs for everyone. "I just write songs that I want to listen to, whether it's tommorrow, or hopefully 10 or 20 years from now,... if someone vibes with one or another of my songs, well that's a bonus now is'nt it. I think an artist is always truer to his/her form whe

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