Rhode Island
Profile Type: 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

  • September 2016

    - July 2010

    As an artist associated with this studio, Lon has collaborated with many musical heavyweights including Garrett Snider, Fred Hampton of Parlament-Funkadelic, Willie Myette, John Booth, Adam Newell and Becky Bass

  • September 2016

    Event Title
    Lion Eye Music featuring Becky Bass

    Event Description
    Lion Eye Music featuring Becky Bass performed at The White Elephant Village Ballroom, 19 North Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554 5:30pm - 8:30pm

  • August 2016

    Event Title
    Hawaiian Beach Party with Lion Eye Music

    Event Description
    Community Event; Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm  Hawaiian Beach Party at Town_of_Swampscott Fishermans Beach 401-427 Humphrey St, Swampscott MA 01907


  • Artist

Contact Information

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Physical Address: 
163 Brook St
Providence, RI 02906
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
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: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
RIMEA - Rhode Island Musical Education Association
NAfME - National Association for Music Education
Associate Artist with Hugh F. MacColl studio in Brown University Music Dept, 1981.
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.
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State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
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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
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
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