Members: Jon Ammons
After spending most of the early 2000's messing around on laptops and tweeking nobs, in 2006, Ammons released his first full length record "Awakening". Following the release and several electronically based shows, live mixtape releases ("Jasper's Lost It" and "Enter Yellow Cable", Etc.) he founded the hip hop trio "Proper Villains", the trip-hop duo "Caladium" had a brief stent in the Cheese-lectro band "Boop!" and had a couple year stint as a writer/producer, glockenspiel player and fill in drummer for the Twee-Pop act "Starbelly". After a failed attempt at a Starbelly Mockumentary TV series and a still unfinished record, Ammons started writing material for a solo release. After "Ammonsfest 2007" the former members of Starbelly banded together to form Jonathan Ammons & SuperMarket Radio, who later changed their name to The Electric Ghost Collective when it turned into a mo-town style cooperative of songwriters sharing a common band.
In 2008 Ammons and the Electric Ghost released "You'll Never Make it in Nashville", a five song EP recorded in Nashville over the course of a week. The record served as a polished introduction to the bar-bands repertoire. In mid 2010 Ammons released the last recording from the original Electric Ghost, "Just Beyond Jackson", a brief EP recorded in the kitchen of the bands house in 2008, was engineered and produced by Ammons. The recording reflects the more eclectic and raw sounds of the founding members of the Black Mountain based collective and the songs coarsely capture the trips and pitfalls of life in a small Carolina town.
After a two year hiatus Jonathan Ammons returned in April of 2012 to release a new EP and first solo release in six years, "Swinging for the Fences". A record made in five different states over the course of four years. Brandishing a band of veteran Asheville musicians as well as some from Nashville and St. Louis, Ammons brought to the table a brand new set of old-school country tunes. Raw and natural, "Swinging for the Fences", his fourth record, might be Ammons' most brutally honest record to date.