Fond Kiser is St. Augustine’s spectacular multi-talented musician who is known for his phenomenal narration in songwriting, his expansive musical knowledge, and his heartfelt lyrical poetry. Weaving fantasy and fable with his own life experiences, Fond has created a body of work that signals hope and deliverance from the battles waged inside one’s spirit and mind. The foundation of Fond’s sound rests entirely on his organic, original material. His small-town Texas upbringing has led him to create genres never heard of and become a prolific songwriter and intuitive instrumentalist. Fusing folk, alternative country, red dirt blues, Americana, neo-folk, backwoods bluegrass, folk-rock, and Texas blues, Fond’s songs are rarely definable in terms of genre.
Reigning from Austin, Texas, Fond Kiser is the consummate storyteller. He has played shows with Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Chris Wall, Band of Heathens, The Mother Truckers, Joe Ely, and comedian Ron White. He has written songs for Ford Motor Company, Nissan, Dodge, Winn-Dixie, and PBS. His original music has had airplay on XM radio’s Folk Village and Outlaw Country, United States Armed Forces Radio, and independent radio stations around Texas and the U.S.
On the strength of his live performances, Fond landed key showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX for five consecutive years.