After Europe, Jason produced a demo tape of original music which made its way into the hands of various college and community radio stations. A producer at a local independent record label heard a track and invited Jason to join his operation which focused on Blues and American roots music. Jason's already growing interest in blues reached a summit as he worked for the label and witnessed the masters of the genre in recording sessions and on stage. Blues greats like Eddie Kirkland and former members of the Muddy Waters band, Pine Top Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and Luther Johnson all had profound effects on Jason's musical outlook.
In the last few years, Jason has been building a strong following with little more than a demo, an acoustic guitar and a bag full of superb songs. His songwriting has emerged as a crucial strength drawing from a melting pot of influences while remaining strikingly original. Whether exploring the factual, the fictional or the psychological, Jason's writing remains consistently poignant, compelling and mysterious. Jason's distinctive vocal style is always center stage and has been compared to the understated, half- whispered soul of Kelly Joe Phelps and the smooth, casual tenor of Paul Simon.
In preparation for his debut cd, "Lost Houses" Jason has been touring as a trio which has given a solid rhythmic backbone to his well-crafted songs and seasoned vocals; "The band has really added a great deal of dimension to the record and to the live shows." says Jason, "We keep things interesting and throw whatever feels right at the audience...blues, folk, funk, country...you name it." Jason's upcoming debut promises to deliver and give fans what they've been waiting for.
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