Jon Langford Featured Artist

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Jon Langford

(Musician/Artist) Welsh-born Jon Langford, the original drummer for the punk band the Mekons, stands as a leader in the movement to incorporate folk and country music into punk rock. Langford has released numerous recordings as a solo artist and with other bands, most notably the Waco Brothers, The Three Johns and The Pine Valley Cosmonauts.  Since moving to Chicago, Langford has been active in the music scene nurturing label mates on Bloodshot Records, lending his services as a musician, producer or visual artist, or inviting like-minded artists (The Sadies, Steve Earle, Andre Williams, Neko Case) to guest on his releases.  Langford is also a prolific and respected visual artist best known for his striking portraits of country music icons. Nashville Radio a book of Jonís artwork and writings was published by Verse Chorus Press in 2006 and will be followed in 2011 by Skull Orchard Revisited, a book and CD about his roots in South Wales. The Executionerís Last Songs, a multimedia music/spoken word/video performance has been performed across the United States, Europe and Australia and two of his solo albums Gold Brick and All the Fame of Lofty Deeds were adapted for theatrical productions in 2009. Langford also illustrated the comic strip Great Pop Things under the pseudonym Chuck Death. Since 2005 Langford has been a host of a weekly radio program, "The Eclectic Company," on Chicagoís WXRT 93.1 FM and is a regular contributor to NPRís This American Life.   See John's latest interview on WTTW's Fear No Art Chicago



Limited edition digital print on plywood, distressed & varnished 

17" x 9"


Limited edition digital print on plywood, distressed & varnished 

16 x 10"


Limited edition digital print on plywood, distressed & varnished 

13  x 9"


Limited edition digital print on plywood, distressed & varnished

10 1/2" x 13"



Jon Langford at the QuARTet Reception April 30, 2011


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