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The Far Field

Member sinceMarch 16, 2015
LocationTacoma WA
MembersJon Borcherding, Ted LeCompte, Kari Tally
InfluencesJohn Prine,Linda Ronstadt
Artist Biography:

Jon Borcherding started playing guitar at the tender age of 11 and soon discovered that music theory was terribly tedious, so he wrote some songs instead.
That was fun, so he wrote some more songs. One of them was featured on a record. Then he turned 13 and all hell broke loose. Fast forward a few quick decades and Jon is still writing songs, mildly eccentric and loaded with myth and metaphor. He combines a poet’s sensibilities with a construction worker’s lexicon. Jon’s songs have been compared to the work of Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young.
One of the aforementioned decades was spent in Bergen Norway where Jon gigged and recorded with ensembles as diverse as punk band, PanikFabrik, country rock band The Barn Dance Co. and a folk rock band, Stormwindows, which released the album, “No Offence”, on German label, Glitterhouse Records in 1996.
Jon returned to the USA in 1998, but the connection to Norway is permanent. With children, grandchildren and close friends living in Norway, his bond with Scandinavia is a lasting part of Jon’s life and music. Recent reviews of The Far Field debut album by Norwegian journalists praise his ability as a singer/songwriter and give top marks to The Far Field’s album.

More by The Far Field:

Little Blue Ball
Roses for You
Sixteen Again
The Flood
This Old River
Two Tavern Town

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