Billy Jonas is a songsmith, multi-instrumentalist, Jewish educator, and multi-faith advocate. Since 1987 he has captivated audiences worldwide, using voice, guitar and “industrial re-percussion” (instruments made from found objects). He currently tours with his voice and percussion quartet, “The Billy Jonas Band,” and additionally with a Muslim, Christian Jewish songwriter trio, “Abraham Jam”. Billy’s work at Temple Beth HaTephila in Asheville, NC inspired his first Jewish-focused CD “habayta (homeward)” (2015). His second Jewish-themed release, “Toot the Horn”, was released by the PJ Library (2017). Jonas has also created “general audience” and “family” oriented CDs /DVD’S, which have received multiple awards, including a First Place/Gold from American Federation of Independent Musicians, and multiple Parents’ Choice Gold awards. He lives in Asheville, NC with his wife Adrian, daughter Laila and a great big garden.
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