Jon Auer

Jonathan Paul "Jon" Auer (born September 29, 1969) is an American musician who co-founded the power pop band The Posies, along with Ken Stringfellow. Auer and Stringfellow have also been a part of the rejuvenated Big Star.[1]

Jon Auer
Auer in Chicago, IL in January 2009
Auer in Chicago, IL in January 2009
Background information
Born (1969-09-29) September 29, 1969 (age 51)
GenresPower pop, alternative rock, grunge
InstrumentsGuitar, drums
Associated actsThe Posies, Big Star

Auer was a founding member of Sky Cries Mary. Auer was also a member of The Squirrels, Lucky Me, Jean Jacket Shotgun and Chariot.

As a solo artist, Auer has released an EP, 61/2, and a full-length record on the label Pattern25 called Songs from the Year of Our Demise.

Auer is also a record producer. He has worked with bands such as You Am I, Monostereo, Cheap Star, Love Battery, Redd Kross, Truly, The Melismatics, and Tad.

In 2003, Auer and Ken Stringfellow released Private Sides, a six-song split EP (Arena Rock Recording Co./Rykodisc). Auer played guitar on the 2004 William Shatner record Has Been which was produced and arranged by Ben Folds.

Personal lifeEdit

Auer grew up in Bellingham, Washington. His father was a university professor who also played music, and he and Jon built a recording studio at home, which Jon used as a teenager.[2] Auer is three times divorced. With his previous wife, he has released an album under the name Dynamo Royale.


  1. ^ "Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May", Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Lundstrom, Jim (May 1, 2010). "Vinyl Liner Notes: The Posies Archived 2010-05-05 at the Wayback Machine", Scene. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
Auer playing with The Posies in September 2005.