New EP Dirt out now!

Dirt is a 5-track EP with sounds ranging from singer-songwriter to up-tempo roots rock. The central theme is the struggle of putting in hard work to create something beautiful. The idea of hard work applies through the ages, but its meaning has changed in our day and age. To reflect this change, the stories on Dirt range from historic fiction to personal accounts, summarized in the liner notes: most treasures are covered in dirt.

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“It is an exemplary introduction to his abilities. This storyteller is driven by quality and vision, and is extremely convincing as a songwriter.”

3voor12 about Dirt

ESNS 2022 at De Oosterpoort

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Blind live at RTV Drenthe

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Bio

Jonathan Rhodes (Groningen NL) is a storyteller with little pretence. He takes the stage as the antihero of his own adventures. The not-so-bold idealist looking for nuance and affirmation, while lacking the courage to follow his secret desire of a simple life.

Rhodes writes excellent songs with lyrics that are worth reading the liner notes for. He doesn't like the label of singer-songwriter but he can't deny that is exactly what he is. His sound leans on American roots with a hint of gospel. Small and fragile songs meet up-tempo roots rock, getting listeners ever closer to the edge of their seats.

Jonathan Rhodes' debut EP Dirt was released in 2022. Dutch music website 3voor12 wrote "It is an exemplary introduction to his abilities. This storyteller is driven by quality and vision, and is extremely convincing as a songwriter.". Earlier, Rhodes won the POPgroningen Talent Award and was awarded the Grote Prijs van Nederland public award. "His songwriting ability is excellent; a very well deserved finalist."

Jonathan Rhodes (Groningen) vertelt verhalen zonder pretenties. Hij betreedt het toneel als de antiheld in zijn eigen avonturen. De niet-zo-dappere idealist die op zoek is naar nuance en bevestiging, terwijl het hem de moed ontbreekt om zijn geheime verlangen naar een eenvoudiger leven te volgen.

Rhodes schrijft uitstekende liedjes met lyrics die het de moeite waard maken om in de liner notes te kijken. Hij houdt niet van het label singer-songwriter maar kan ook niet ontkennen dat dat precies is wat hij is. Zijn geluid leunt op Amerikaanse roots met een mespuntje gospel. Kleine fragiele liedjes worden afgewisseld door up-tempo roots rock, waardoor je als luisteraar steeds dichter naar het puntje van je stoel schuift.

In 2022 bracht Jonathan Rhodes zijn debuut-EP Dirt uit. 3voor12 schreef daarover "Het is een voorbeeldige introductie van zijn kunnen. Deze verhalenverteller drijft op kwaliteit en visie, en weet uitermate te overtuigen als songwriter.". Eerder won Rhodes onder andere de POPgroningen Talent Award en de publieksprijs van de Grote Prijs van Nederland. "His songwriting ability is excellent; a very well deserved finalist."

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“His songwriting ability is excellent - a very well deserved finalist”

Grote Prijs van Nederland

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