Born in Yellow Springs, Jon Weisberger has become one of the top bluegrass/country music journalists in the country, as well as being a widely recorded songwriter and an excellent acoustic and electric bass player. Jon received classical training as a child but opted for country and bluegrass when he became an adult. He has played bass with Darrel Adkins and Silverwind in Columbus and with Vince Combs in Dayton. He and Dwight McCall organized Union Springs in 1992 and recorded two CDs on Vetco and one on Copper Creek. In 1999, he worked with the Wildwood Valley Boys. He has also played around the Cincinnati area with Prospect Hill, the Lazy Boys, the Ohio Valley Rounders, the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and the Appalachian Grass. He also worked as a bluegrass deejay at WOBO in Batavia and WYSO in Yellow Springs. In 2003, he moved from northern Kentucky to Nashville to join Chris Jones’s band. Weisberger has written articles for No Depression, Bluegrass Unlimited, Bluegrass Now, Nashville Scene, and other magazines, as well as liner notes. Artists he has profiled in No Depression have included the Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Paul Williams, Larry Sparks, and Rhonda Vincent. Jon has won three awards from IBMA: Media Print Person of the Year for 2000, Best Liner Notes in 2001,and Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year in 2012. He has served as Chairman of the Board of IBMA. He has also been honored by the International Country Music Conference with the 2005 Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence In Country Music Journalism. He was on the Board of Directors of Bgrass, Inc., and has written songs recorded by major bluegrass artists.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License