Jonah Smith on season 9 of America's Got Talent.

Jonah Smith

Jonah Smith and his band have been touring and recording for close to 15 years. In 2006, Smith released a record and the band played at SXSW, Bonnaroo and other festivals, sharing the stage with legends like Little Feat, Los Lobos and Jonny Lang. His songs went into rotation at radio stations around the country as well as satellite radio, but wider success didn't come. After his record label folded, Jonah found it hard to make a living playing music full-time and began selling insurance to make ends meet. Jonah is thankful for his loyal fan base, which continues to support the band. Jonah and bassist Ben Rubin have been playing music together for 20 years. Guitarist Jacob Deaton rounds out the band, and they hope to find new fans and travel the world playing music for a living.