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Yon Ort is songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J. Eric Wilson. Born on January 7th 1983 in rural Kentucky, he spent his childhood on a pig farm helping his family raise tobacco. He began singing in church and at family gatherings at a young age before his grandfather eventually bought him a classical guitar at a yard sale. This sparked his interest in songwriting which inevitably led to forming numerous bands while in high school and college.
Wilson moved an hour south to Nashville in 2005 and soon released an EP which resulted in his first record and publishing deal. He experimented with writing songs on Music Row but was mostly unable to identify with the commercial approach. In 2010 he transitioned into working as an organizer for the Obama Campaign and began playing with his friends in the local indie music scene. Their band would later become Wild Cub and Eric would go on to tour with them the next 3 years as their keyboardist. He immersed himself in synthesizers and electronic music and it grew into a quintessential part of his musical expression as they toured with the likes of Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells, and The 1975.
In the spring of 2015 Wilson left the band to pursue his own music. A science & Carl Sagan enthusiast, he named the project Yon Ort after Jan Oort, a Dutch Astronomer from the early 20th century. The self-titled debut EP, produced by Wilson and Wild Cub’s drummer/producer Dabney Morris, will be out fall 2017.
The first single “What You Feel’ is available now.