Jonas Friddle is an Americana musician from Chicago, IL. His banjo driven compositions have received Song of the Year from The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, First Place in the Great American Song Contest and a nomination for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards. Friddle was raised in the mountains of North Carolina and has ties to Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.



Jonas Friddle & The Majority is the name of Jonas' group when he is joined by a full line up of  banjo, horns, strings, drums, keys, bass and guitar.  In addition to performing some of Jonas' original compositions, the band arranges traditional music in a high energy style for modern audiences.

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Janelle Rogers, Green Light Go,


Their sound is at once huge and intimate...Their enthusiasm is infectious. I was grinning like an idiot and bouncing along before I realized what was happening to me.
- Erica Elam, The Chicago Reader


The electricity from the band took the crowd by force. I couldn’t help but smile and clap along at the songs. Not only did the band play well – but they all looked ecstatic doing so.
- Pete Kosmal, Midwest Action


 [Friddle] deftly explores just about every nook and cranny of modern folk, from revivalist antique appropriation to protest songs to modern love songs. The immaculate arrangements would sell it, if his lithe voice hadn’t already given it away. Amazing stuff.

-Independent Clauses


just…stunning. They felt like home and I love them for that.
- Samantha, Folk Hive


 ...good music with an inventive and creative twist...

-M.V. Casey, Banjo Hangout



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