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Jonathan Ammons Minimalism and Songwriting Part 2 (S2 | E68)


Jonathan Ammons Minimalism and Songwriting Part 2 (S2 | E68)

Jonathan Ammons is a minimalist. And a gifted artist. That puts him in the category of Tim Gane, John Cale, John Cage… Steve Reich. On this week’s show (part two of a two-part series) we explore more of Jonathan’s record American Splendor and get a peek at his new record Any Way You Turn. We explore the work of Bjork, The Walker Brothers, Brian Eno, Tyler Ramsey, Tim Heckler, Ethan Gruska, Hans Zimmer, and even toss in a dash of Stereolab.

If you missed part one you can start – right here.


Jonathan Ammons is an essayist and journalist, bartender, musician, Southern native, and avid traveler. A contributor to Salon, 100 Days in Appalachia, Mountain XpressWNC MagazineAsheville-Citizen Times, and Paste Magazine, he also helped open Asheville’s MG Road cocktail lounge, and has worked and staged at Chicago’s Aviary by Grant Achatz, as well as the Bazaar by Jose Andres in Los Angeles.

A professional hedonist, eating, drinking, and stumbling his way through his beloved Southern culture.

Jonathan Ammons

The Playlist

Pagan PoetryBjorkVespertine2001
Gom JabbarHans ZimmerDune Soundtrack2021
Night FlightsThe Walker BrothersNight Flights1978
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine AnymoreThe Walker BrothersThe Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore1966
Living ProofJonathan AmmonsAmerican Splendor2021
Burnt EdgesJonathan AmmonsAny Way You Turn2022
Please Stop TimeTyler RamseyA Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea2010
On the OutsideEthan GruskaEn Garde2020
HarmoniesTim HecklerHarmony in Ultraviolet2006
Fried Monkey EggsStereolabSwitched On Vol. 42019
By This RiverBrian EnoBefore and After Science1977
Playlist: Jonathan Ammons, PJ Ewing


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DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. PJ

    Thank you Jonathan!!!

  2. Foxy (Adelaide)

    I love your music it sounds really good!!

  3. Finn Ewing

    Yea me too!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Finn

    The music sounds really nice!

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