John Wilcox -
2011 Honoree

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Jon is a musician, songwriter, retired Lawyer and teacher.  As a student at SBHS Jon was active in the glee club and Key Club. After high school he attended  Stanford and Stanford Law School and later Cal Lutheran.  Jon is a highly regarded veteran of the folk and "almost bluegrass" scene. He founded two remarkable bands, MARLEY'S GHOST (1986- ) and the RINCON RAMBLERS (1994- ), both of which he still performs with regularly.  They are known for rich vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms and a wide variety of musical styles. With these bands and as a solo artist, he has recorded a dozen or so LP’s and CDs, singing both his clever and compelling originals and reverent renderings of traditional Scottish and Irish and Appalachian fare, reggae, gospel, blues and country and the occasional Dylan, Van Morrison or Merle Haggard song in a seasoned tenor with a rough-edged delicacy, and a restrained abandon. Class of 1961.





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