Growing up in Kennesaw, Georgia, Jon Latham started out playing drums at the age of six. By his early teens, he was involved in music at his local church, where he honed his skills on other instruments. Post-high school, he formed a duo with his brother that played bars and coffeeshops around metro Atlanta, and eventually became a sideman for fellow Kennesaw singer-songwriter Peyton Parker.
Latham moved to Nashville in 2013. After a health scare when blood clots in his lungs sent him into a three-day coma, he embarked on a solo career, channeling an eruption of thoughts and emotions into his first batch of self-penned songs.
Latham’s debut album, Real Bad News, was released to acclaim in the fall of 2015. Now his follow-up, Lifers, is out, prompting Rolling Stone to name him one of its “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.”
Latham returns to familiar terrain on Sunday, Jan. 14th, when he plays the Red Light Café in Atlanta.