Creative Juices: Beautiful Disaster and If Only I by Jon McLaughlin

I still remember the first time I heard Jon McLaughlin in concert. The only reason a couple friends and I went was because we heard an advertisement for his show on the radio (yes, those things really work!) and we were new to Cincinnati and looking for stuff to do. I really had no idea that me seeing him play live would start a semi-obsession with his piano rock music. Think Ben Folds meets John Mayer.

This guy is not super well known, and he plays in pretty intimate venues, but if you have the chance to go and see him--do it! Not only is his music awesome, he's hilarious and is super entertaining to watch play. Clevelanders, he'll be in town Oct. 27 at the Beachland Ballroom. I'll be there, soooo you should probably check it out! :)

This one's from his first album, and it was my original favorite:

And this one is from his new album and it's my new favorite: