California based singer/songwriter Jon Strider has been around for a long time making albums, he?s got a pretty cool style where he mixes Tom Petty sounding midwest rock with modern country a la Vince Gill and a touch of Shawn Mullins singer/songwriter rock. His lyrics are spiritual where the keyword is faith in many of his songs, the opening track "At the way station" could?ve been featured on a Tom Petty album while the second track "I?ve been blessed" reminds of something Mark Spiro could?ve recorded on his latest albums. The title track goes more in the modern country vein and even how strange it may seem because I?m not a fan of country music, the country ballad "White wings" is one of the highlights on Strider?s new album. Good piece of work!
Discography: Strider....steps out (1990) Kindered way Vol.1 (1994) Kindered way Vol.2 (1996) 2000 Calling (2000)