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Jon Auer Biography


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Genres: Power Pop, Alternative Rock, Grunge


Jonathan P. "Jon" Auer (born September 29, 1969) is an American musician who co-founded the power pop band The Posies, along with Ken Stringfellow. Auer and Stringfellow have also been a part of the rejuvenated Big Star.

Auer was a founding member of Sky Cries Mary. Auer was also a member of The Squirrels, Lucky Me, Jean Jacket Shotgun and Chariot.

As a solo artist, Auer has released an EP, ''6<sup>1<sub>/2</sub></sup>'', and a full-length record on the label Pattern25 called ''Songs from the Year of Our Demise''.

Auer is also a record producer. He has worked with bands such as You Am I, Monostereo, Cheap Star, Love Battery, Redd Kross, Truly, and Tad.

In 2003, Auer and Ken Stringfellow released ''Private Sides'', a six-song split EP (Arena Rock Recording Co./Rykodisc). Auer played guitar on the 2004 William Shatner record ''Has Been'' which was produced and arranged by Ben Folds.