#190 – Jon Herington of Steely Dan – Time on My Hands

The Jon Herington Band at Havana, 105 S. Main Street, New Hope Pa
photography by MichaelMancuso.net

Jon Herington has been Steely Dan’s guitarist of choice since 2000, making him the longest-tenured axeman in the legendary band’s history.  He’s  lent his fretwork to the group’s two most-recent studio albums, and concert tours.  Plus,  he’s contributed to solo albums from both Walter Becker and Donald Fagan.  In whatever free time he has left, he’s forged a solo career.  His latest album is called Time on My Hands, and it features a heavier rock sound. We talk with Herington about the funny stories behind several of his new songs, and the odd circumstances surrounding his entrance into Steely Dan.