Thou Shalt Not
Jon Raven began performing at the tender age of five with his brother's gospel quartet 'the Brothers and Ruth' who produced three successful albums. By the age of nine he had sang along side such gospel legends as 'The Dixie Melody Boys', 'The Oak Ridge Boys', 'The Hopper Brothers and Connie' and many more. Many of the Gospel Artists that Jon performed with as a child later went on to become secular country stars. At age thirteen Jon signed his first modeling contract and worked on many successful print campaigns. This led to commercials and further success. In 1984 Jon took first place in fighting and forms at the U.S. Tae Kwon Do Championships. This opened the door for an opportunity to perform a fight scene in the made for television movie 'Peyton Place The Next Gneration'. Sparked by that first day on set Jon had realized two loves in his life, Film and Music. Taking film extremely serious, he decided to study with Adam Roarke at, the now infamous, 'Film Actors Lab' in Dallas, Texas. A reporter had dubbed the Film Actors Lab the 'Hells Angels School of Acting'. Lou Diamond Phillips, being the most famous alumni, spent many hours with Jon honing improvisational skills. Jon fells that these skills are a key element of a musical or dramatic performance. Through out the 80s and 90s Jon was front man for many bands with varying degrees of success but choose to start fresh with the new millennium as a solo artist. He co-produced his first solo album with award winning Canadian producer Rick Kilborn at Riverside Studios in Vancouver, Canada. He now in the process of working on his second solo album as well as producing White Raven Records recoring artist Heather Ann. Jon has numerous other projects going on and is excited about these groundbreaking achievements, however, to quote Jon, ' you're only as good as your next song!'