For their part, Pousette-Dart Band reflected the sounds of the ‘70s, securing their place in the musical firmament by purveying that harmonious soft rock sound also advanced by bands like the Eagles, America and Orleans. Signed to Capitol Records, they put out four critically hailed albums for the label (Pousette-Dart Band, Amnesia, Pousette-Dart Band 3, and Never Enough) and a recent compilation (The Best of Pousette-Dart Band), and recruited for some of the biggest tours of the decade, including Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive victory lap and Yes’ epic Fragile extravaganza. Jon himself traveled in the same circles as some of the era’s brightest luminaries – James Taylor and the entire Taylor clan, Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat’s Lowell George among them. Yet, as times changed, and popular music shifted course and veered less towards song craft and more towards a manufactured, production line approach, Pousette Dart-Band found themselves displaced from the musical mainstream.
After an absence of several years in which he earned a comfortable living working in the lucrative world of television jingles, singing and playing sessions, collaborating with other songwriters, a producing a program for the History Channel and representing the work of his father -- the internationally renowned abstract artist Richard Pousette-Dart -- Jon resurfaced on his own. He revived and reignited his musical career, beginning with a recorded reunion with his old colleagues aptly entitled It’s About Time followed by another belated effort that was initiated with his former colleagues in the early ‘90s and eventually issued in 1998. The album, entitled Ready To Fly (later re-titled Put Down Your Gun), was an assertive statement decrying the growing violence engulfing the country. His solo career would continue in earnest with 2002’s Sample This, and Heart & Soul in 2005.