Jon Caroll has penned songs for Linda Ronstadt, Tom Jones, and Kenny Rogers, and he’s the long-time keyboardist/vocalist band member with Mary Chapin Carpenter, with touring stints for countless others including Rodney Crowell, Dixie Chicks, Peter Wolf and Eric Lindell.

For this special performance, Jon Carroll teams up with soulful ensemble, BraveSoul, which includes local lovables Dan Thomas, Chris Ball, J.J. O’Connell, Nate Martel & Courtney Parker.

When he’s in the studio or on tour, Jon Carroll doesn’t reveal his secret: he was a member of the Starland Vocal Band, who brought us that smash hit of the ’70s, “Afternoon Delight.” You know, the song about a daytime romp that was titled after an item on an appetizer menu (see the Songfacts entry for the full story).

The four members were paired off, Abba-style, with their main songwriter Bill Danoff married to Taffy Nivert, and Jon coupled with Margot Chapman, whom he later married. The band lasted four years and four albums, with the headiest times coming in the aftermath of “Afternoon Delight,” when they won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and got their own variety show.

After Starland burned out, Jon became a solo artist, songwriter, and musician for hire. Highlights include writing the Linda Ronstadt hit “Get Closer” and touring as a keyboard player/vocalist with Mary Chapin Carpenter. As Jon explains, “Afternoon Delight” has not been all skyrockets in flight, but he’s damn proud of it.