Fort Atlantic (aka Jon Black), a very charming, funny, and chatty southerner with more stories than I could fit into one episode had 1.4 million plays on Spotify this year. His album reached #32 on the Billboard Heatseekers charts and a couple songs from it were used on the television machine, in one case to accompany David Duchovny’s televised fictional sex addiction. In another, “Let Your Heart Hold Fast” was used in How I Met Your Mother, and the self-made video for that song has over 900,000 views.
Jon’s a very forward thinking artist who’s on the front edge of the changing ways people interact with music. I’m excited to see what he comes up with next. He will have new music coming soon, but in the meantime, we’ve got a great record and this podcast to hold us over. Thanks Meagan Griffin for turning me on to this one.
Air Date 1.10.14