One of Musician Treatment Foundation’s missions is to treat shoulder, elbow, and hand problems of under and uninsured professional musicians. As we embark on this mission to keep the music playing, we wanted to introduce you to one of our recent patients; Jonathan Horne.

Jonathan is a local, Austin, Texas jazz guitarist whose track record is extensive, to say the least. Before starting his solo career, Jonathan played alongside White Denim, and together, they performed in a nationally televised Jimmy Kimmel Live episode in 2016.

Since setting down roots in Austin in 2004, Jonathan’s credits include an impressive variety of collaborations, including “Plutonium Farmers”, produced by Steve Albini, and “Young Mothers”, a jazz-rap-grindcore group. Both collaborations were done alongside Norwegian bass phenom, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten. Jonathan’s contributions don’t end there, though– he’s also lent his talents to the works of Book of Shadows, Ichi Ni San Shi, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Atrophied Sac.

In the midst of a booming career, Jonathan experienced a freak accident which left him with a ruptured hand tendon and very little hope for his future as a professional musician. Despite undergoing two surgeries for the ruptured tendon, Horne was still unable to return to his career and even told his band to put a hold on scheduling any future gigs.

Due to already undergoing two unsuccessful surgeries, Jonathan held out hope that his injury could still be repaired and thankfully landed in the capable hands of Dr. Alton Barron, founder of Musician Treatment Foundation. Although Jonathan was understandably nervous about having surgery for the third time, he also felt like he had no other option if he wanted to get back to his guitar. Thanks to MTF, Dr. Alton was able to operate on Jonathan totally free of charge– now he’s back to playing his guitar and feeling hopeful about the future of his career once again.

Read more about Jonathan’s recovery and our commitment to stand by him until he has healed: