Jon McLaughlin likes to write songs about heartbreak which is funny since he is happily married. He stopped by 96-9 WINK FM yesterday to play some new music for us.
Coming from Indiana, he loved our warm Southwest Florida February and said the humidity made his hair look better. I immediately liked him, and as soon as his hands hit the keyboard so did everyone else in the room. He mesmerized us with his smooth voice and his skilled playing. I didn't want him to stop. I love it when music transforms a room, takes you away. Sadly, not all artists can do that.
McLaughlin's new album is out in May. He duets with another super song writer and musician, Sara Bareilles, for the first single,"Summer Is Over". Listen to it below and watch a great video of another song I like, "Beautiful Disaster".
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