A compelling songwriter and natural performer, Jon Ward Beyle expertly draws on the sounds of acoustic Americana and folk as well as the energy of rock & roll to back his honest, cut-to-the-bone lyrics. Having honed his craft through live performances the past four years, Beyle’s debut full-length album Worth Stopping For is set to bring him into the folk-rock spotlight.
Worth Stopping For, released on December 2nd, 2021, shows Beyle’s versatility as both a songwriter and a performer. Armed with an eclectic mix of foot-stomping, thought-provoking, intensely transparent songs and a backing band of strong local musicians, Beyle never hesitated to push the envelope while exploring various themes and musical styles throughout the recording process.
Beyle has become a staple of the Triangle, NC music scene playing such venues and festivals as Cat’s Cradle, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, The Pour House Music Hall, The Pinhook, and The Station. Additionally, Beyle is the host of the popular weekly music series Beer & Banjos in Carrboro, NC aimed at highlighting traditional and acoustic music from the state of North Carolina.