Jon Muq

Ugandan-born songwriter Jon Muq makes soulful, expressive pop music rooted in his vibrant guitar and piano playing and his stirring voice. Growing up poor in the urban slum of Uganda’s capital Kampala, “I always listened to and appreciated sound,” says Muq. “Guitars are very, very rare in Africa, but I was walking one evening and I saw a guy playing guitar, and I thought to myself, ‘This instrument is going to give me my answers.’ So every day I would walk ten miles to go to that guy’s place, just to see him play and learn about guitars.”

Now residing in Austin TX, Muq is recording his debut album for Dan Auerbach's label, Easy Eye Sound.

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Events featuring Jon Muq

Mar 15, 2023
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Presented by
Traffic Music / Mars-Label Group
Austin, TX