Reader Spotlight: Jonny Southern

The Williams Band

This week, the spotlight is on a musician named Jonny Southern. Jonny is a man of few words, as you’ll see. But his words cracked us up. His attitude impressed us too.

So this was an easy choice for us to make him the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of February 3, 2014.


My name is Jonny Southern. I live in West Virginia with my swiss army wife and our two boys. I can play guitar, piano and I can sing a little, but my passion is the almighty bass.


Fairmont, WV, USA

Day gig:

I sell insurance. Oh why didn’t I think of Kids Bop?!?!? Some genius figured out how to sell shitty songs twice and now has a much bigger house than I.

Years experience:

25 years

Bands & Gigs:

I play in a Pittsburgh-based band called The Williams Band.


I’m not a gear head. I’d much rather eat glass than discuss gear. Just give me a bass and a mic and stand back.

Why I play the bass:

Sgt. Peppers.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

I can rehearse without complaining for hours on end.

My influences

Paul McCartney

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  1. hilarious, inspirational and somehow motivational! Sgt Peppers was next level. Also Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”.

  2. “pet sounds” is amazing!!!!