After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1991, Jon moved to California and quickly became part of the burgeoning music scene in the San Francisco Bay area. Over the next 20 years, he found himself recording and touring internationally with Linda Perry, Tori Amos, Paula Cole, Chris Cornell, Sarah McLachlan and others. The pull to spend more time back east was strong, so when the opportunity to build a studio in a bucolic setting presented itself, I jumped at the chance. At Brick Hill, whether I’m producing and mixing records, or composing with Stellwagen Symphonette and Ridiculon, it feels like anything is possible. Jon will be touring in Europe with Tori Amos in 2023.
Jess Phaneuf is the Music Director at MVYRADIO on Martha’s Vineyard where she hosts the new music show, Uncharted Waters. Jess has worked for music venues including Club Passim in Cambridge and the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. When she’s not working, she loves to sing and dance on stage in community theatre productions!
Celia Woodsmith is a GRAMMY Nominated performer, vocalist, and songwriter. A fixture of the New England roots scene, she has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “Unvarnished and intimate (…) but then sounds like she’s about to part the Dead Sea”.
She currently tours with Della Mae, and her roots rock band, Say Darling.
After graduation Belmont Univ in 2003 (Nashville, TN) she found her way back to the East Coast. With a perspective equally influenced by her Texas roots and her Cape Cod home, Americana singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio has emerged as one of the finest talents in the East Coast music scene. She has been nominated for a Boston Music Award as Country Artist of the Year, nominated for Best Country Album for the Independent Music Awards and winner of the Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition for the CT. Folk Festival. She has also landed several placements in Film and TV. Aside from her solo project with Monica Rizzio & The Round Ups she is often found alongside Tom Rush playing fiddle and singing in his band. Monica has a deep passion as an educator and started Washashore Music, an instructional music studio in Orleans focusing on teaching students of all ages. She is also founder of Vinegrass Music, a non-profit focusing on raising money for our scholarship fund, instruments in the schools and teacher grants.