Jo(h)nband (Jon Stein, Cara Greene, Ian Heyse, Gordon Matthewson)
(Biology, Philosophy, Biology, Psychology)
U.S. Band Tour
The East Coast
Jo(h)nband used their Transitions Fellowship to embark on a music tour of the East Coast. Wishing to breakout of Colorado College’s social scene, Jon, Cara, Ian, and Gordon, traveled from Machias, Maine to New York to Washington D.C. and played at “almost any show [they] were offered…” While they continued to develop their artistic talents, they also learned about the business of music, such as the promotion of their band, networking, collaboration, and merchandising. One of the most rewarding parts of their tour was the support of the Colorado College community; crowds of current students and alumni, often reaching 30 people or more, attended their shows and supported their music.
The Transitions Fellowship allowed Jo(h)nband to get started with their tour, and they been able to create a network of connections that would allow them to start a self-sustaining second tour. Using the skills and relationships that they developed from their summer, John, Cara, Ian, and Gordon now have venues that want them to play regularly, profits from their merchandising, and a base of fans on the East Coast.