For over 20 years JM Lyon has been a student of the piano.  A multi-instrumentalist, he also plays the guitar, banjo, and drums.  He has performed in basements, bars, clubs, and theaters in punk, country, and americana outfits since 2004 and has provided backing vocals, banjo, and keys with Bryan Elijah Smith since 2010.

JM Lyon was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and currently resides in Richmond, VA.  In addition to being a musician, he holds bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Electrical Engineering.