Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Lon E Plynton

Lon E. Plynton is a Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Recording Artist, Producer, Promoter, Entertainer, Business Owner and Educator.

He teaches music at School One in Providence and OCYL the Office of Community Youth and Learning in Cumberland. He has been Music Directing and performing with Rites and Reason Theater at Brown University since 1990. A member of RISCA's teaching artists education roster, he is known internationally for his work as bandleader of the Mystic Jammers. He is a professional musician who plays bass and guitar with the RPM Voices of Rhode Island, Lion Eye Music and various ensembles throughout the New England area. Lon also owns Lion Eye Productions on 163 Brook St in Providence Lon is a Brown graduate of 1979 where he studied music composition and musicology in the Music and Africana Studies dept.

More about Lon at: lonplynton.com and lioneyemusic.com

Additional Links: 
A Clip from Afiba and Her Daughter's by Nicosia Shakes, Directed by John Emigh.
From the Lucia CD by Equal Rites Band. Lon E Plynton - guitar, Michael Necritz- drums, Peter Breen - Bass, Abdoul Doumbia - djembe, Nano Valerio - conga, Willie Myette - Keyboards.

I Have Worked With

  • May 2018

    Event Title:
    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME; THE MUSIC & MOVEMENTS OF 1968

    Event Description: REGGAE
    Ibo Cooper, Co-founder of Third World Band. Grammy nominated keyboardist, composer and producer with Carl Barovier, original members of THIRD WORLD, joined by Lon Plynton and Sarina Constantine play live for listening and dynamic discussion aroung historical and political perspectives of Reggae.
    George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell Street, Providence , RI.

  • December 2017

    Event Title:
    Emannuel - RPM Voices of Rhode Island Advent Concert

    Event Description:
    Concert with Choir and Musicians. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7 PM - 10 PM at Beneficent Church 300 Weybosset St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

    RPM VOICES of Rhode Island will present its use of multiple genres of African-American music, including spirituals, blues, gospel music, ragtime, big band, jazz-fusion, and R&B.
    Lon played bass and served as band leader, arranger and vocalist.

  • August 2017

    Event Title
    Mystic Jammers

    Event Description
    Mystic Jammers SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL 2016 MUSICIAN: Mystic Jammers SPONSOR: Hill-Stead Museum PLACE: Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington CT DATE OF APPEARANCE: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 TIME: 6:30 - 7 p.m. Musical performance

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Lon
Job Title/Position: 
Musician/Composer
Physical Address: 
163 Brook St
Providence, RI 02906
Last Name: 
Plynton
Phone: 
401-331-7910

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Children's
Music - Composition
Music - Jazz
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - R&B / Soul
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Music - Traditional
Theater - Musical
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
60
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
RIMEA - Rhode Island Musical Education Association
NAfME - National Association for Music Education
Education: 
Associate Artist with Hugh F. MacColl studio in Brown University Music Dept, 1981.
Awards: 
The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theater: The Alumnx Legacy Award. For Outstanding contributions to Institution building in the area of music composition and production.
5 Star rating from Gigmasters.com
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
20 amp electricity, a non porous, level playing surface. Cover if the event is outdoors. In some cases you may be required to provide PA and/or backline.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,500
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
7

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Music
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500