Jonah Blumstein

Jonah's music came first through the cello. At the early age of 7, he played with regional symphonies in Pittsburgh, PA. Evolving in the grain of artists such as Neil Young, Carol King, Jim Croce, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, he sold his cello, bought a guitar and began writing songs. Later on at Dartmouth College, as a drama / music major, Jonah composed a rock musical, The Golden Ass, that was produced in the 1998 New York Fringe Festival. Jonah now performs with the acclaimed singer/songwriter Mia Mustari. Since their arrival in the Bay Area, Mia and Jonah have shared stages with Ben Harper, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jolie Holland, Eric McFadden, Erika Luckett, and Austin Willacy. They have performed venues ranging from Bay Area's Elbo Room to Northern Cali's Reggae on the River. "Shine I", Mia and Jonah's debut release, is a door opening into a world of swirling harmonies, intricate lyrics, and diverse acoustic/electric arrangements. Co-produced by the experimetal guitarist Myles Boisen (Tom Waits), "Shine I" achieves a broad range of sonic architecture.

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