Jon Nolan lives in NH, where summers are a precious reprieve from months of bitter cold and a few muddy weeks in between, but also where fall is a consolation prize to the end of summer. A longtime frontman of New England alt-country pioneers Say ZuZu, Jon explores the dreamier, pop-infused parts of his Americana sensibility in his solo material. Geoff Taylor (bass), Zach Tremblay (guitar) and RIck Habib (drums) —- longtime friends —- formed Good Co. behind a new batch of Nolan songs in a barn in the summer of 2022, focused on infusing the songs with the connection the bandmates found in each other while reconnecting as friends, and with music. Say ZuZu’s newest release ”No Time to Lose” (Strolling Bones Records) is due March 10, 2023. A third solo album backed by his band (Jon Nolan & Good Co.) is expected for release soon after.
In the early 90s, Newmarket, NH based Jon Nolan and Say ZuZu found their sound in a growing alt-country movement which spawned artists like The Old 97s and Wilco, and inspired a generation of artists including The Avett Brothers, Kacey Musgraves and others. In their road warrior days, the band toured tirelessly from Maine to Chicago, Texas and Georgia, but found their greatest success abroad as minor stars in Italy, developing a European fanbase and signing with Germany’s Blue Rose Records. After more than 10 years, 10 albums, and logging more than 2000 shows in 25 states and four foreign countries, Say ZuZu called it a day, amicably, in 2003 until reuniting in 2019. Nolan is the co-founder of the RPM Challenge, a record producer and coffee enthusiast.