Remembering Jonathan T “Jon” Sholle, (April 2, 1949 – May 17, 2018) in New York City, was an American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and musician who played bluegrass, jazz, rock, country, roots music, and folk music.
While he started playing professionally as early as high school, over his 40+ year career, Sholle worked with such musicians as Vassar Clements, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Larry Campbell, Keith Carradine, Allen Ginsberg, Bela Fleck, and Bette Midler. Sholle released two solo albums with Rounder Records – Catfish for Supper and Out of the Frying Pan. He also compiled and wrote the liner notes for the 1996 Rounder Records compilation Rounder Bluegrass Guitar, as well as producing the two albums he released through Rounder.
Sholle won both the 1967 and 1968 “World Champion Guitar” at the Union Grove Fiddler’s convention.
He passed away peacefully at home in Ossining, NY. He was battling an aggressive cancer.