February 1st, 2023 9pm Stage 1
Jon Fuller didn’t go into 2021 expecting to record a full-length album. Trying to stay busy while in lockdown, he reached out to his friend Dan Kleederman (Bartees Strange) to see if he’d be interested in working together on a few songs. Those “few songs” quickly became When Did You Get So Damn Scared, Jon’s most ambitious and honest work to date.
Recorded fully virtually, the 12 songs that comprise the album have a warm, live sound and run the gamut from the personal (“Stepping Stone,” which chronicles an early adolescent same-sex crush and its ensuing emotional roller coaster) to the political (“Burn It Down,” a searing indictment of the rise of authoritarian strongmen around the world over the past decade).
Jon’s previous two albums, The Art of Denial and Skipping Away from Dissonance, received airplay on independent and college radio stations and were both featured on WVIA-FM’s end-of-year Best Of lists. Jon was also a 2020 Just Plain Folks first prize winner in the “Best Modern Rock Song” category for the song “Gathering Tide,” and his music was licensed for promotional materials for the Broadway show Peter and the Starcatcher.