Jonathan Yudkin

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Jonathan Yudkin
Born 1960
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Rock music, country music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments banjo, cello, Celtic harp, resonator guitar, mandocello, mandola, mandolin, double bass, triangle, viola, violectra, violin
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Leon Russell, Kathy Mattea, John Hartford, Doug Dillard, Robert Earl Keen
Website jonathanyudkin.com

Jonathan Yudkin is an American multi-instrumentalist who is a proficient player of banjo, violin, mandolin, and other stringed instruments. He is a Nashville-based session musician, record producer, arranger, and band leader.

Biography[edit]

Growing up in Philadelphia, Yudkin's father led a synagogue choir, and his mother was the featured soloist. Yudkin studied violin privately for many years, but—inspired by the example of David Bromberg—he was drawn to playing country music. Yudkin joined the band RD1, the house band at the Lone Star Cafe in New York City. In the early 1980s, he moved to Nashville and joined Leon Russell's Paradise Band.[1]

Yudkin has worked with Kathy Mattea,[2] John Hartford,[3] Rascal Flatts,[4] Lonestar,[5] Taylor Swift,[6] Robert Earl Keen,[7] Terri Clark,[8] Shania Twain,[9] Ty Herndon,[10] Riders in the Sky,[11] Kenny Rogers,[12] Walter Hyatt,[13] and others. Yudkin co-produced Ty Herndon's 2007 album Right About Now.[14]

Yudkin has composed feature length film soundtracks, including Born Wild (2013) and Dug Up (2014).[15]

Yudkin was a member of the Doug Dillard Band, along with Ginger Boatwright, Roger Rasnake, and David Grier. They recorded the albums What's That (1986) and Heartbreak Hotel (1989).[16]

Discography[edit]

With Robert Earl Keen[edit]

As producer[edit]

  • 1994: Tim Malchak - Home Town (Full House)
  • 1996: Tim Malchak - The Coast is Clear (River Road)
  • 1998: Marge Calhoun - Freedom on Captivity (Wizewoman)
  • 2004: Wayne Warner - Doing Something Right (B-Venturous)
  • 2007: Ty Herndon - Right About Now (Pyramid)

Also appears on[edit]

1986 - 1995[edit]

1996 - 2000[edit]

2001 - 2003[edit]

2004 - 2006[edit]

2007 - 2009[edit]

2010 - 2014[edit]

2015 - present[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Brinn (March 14, 2011). "Strings attached". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ Dan Kening (September 22, 1991). "Kathy Mattea Proves She Learned Her Lessons Well". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "John Hartford, part 1". Praguefrank's Discography 2. January 28, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ Clyde Dennis. "Rascal Flatts Melt Country Music CD Review". 33rpm.com. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ staff (July 5, 2004). "Picks and Pans Review: Let's Be Us Again". People. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ Perone, James E. (July 31, 2017). The Words and Music of Taylor Swift. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ Mike Ethan Messick (September 1, 2011). "Mr. Record Man: Robert Earl Keen". Lone Star Music. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ Woodstra, Chris; John Bush; Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2008). Contemporary Country. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ Dan Daley (August 1, 2004). "Recording Shania Twain's Up!". Sound on Sound. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ Stark, Phyllis (July 1, 2006). "Cyrus, Herndon Ink New Deals". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ Cusic, Don (2003). It's the Cowboy Way!: The Amazing True Adventures of Riders in the Sky. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  12. ^ Paul W. Dennis (October 25, 2017). "Album Review: Kenny Rogers – 'She Rides Wild Horses'". My Kind of Country. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  13. ^ Parry Gettelman (August 13, 1993). "Walter Hyatt". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Titan Global Announces Ty Herndon's New CD "Right About Now" Debuted to 21st on Independent Artist Chart and 41st on Country Chart". Titan Global. January 23, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Born Wild". Blaxup. November 30, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  16. ^ James Gabehart (May 22, 2012). "Doug Dillard: Bluegrass Banjo Giant, Country-Rock Pioneer". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 

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