This is one of the less obscure songs Paul Mahern and I chose for the ECHOES record. I knew the song from the Rolling Stones version. Paul played me the Marianne Faithfull version, which I’m sure I had heard at some point but didn’t remember. I’m not sure but this might be one of the […]
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I discovered this song by UK pop duo Graffiti6 during a random walk through iTunes a few years ago. The original version of the song is kind of a four-on-the-floor techno dance club track. I loved the energy of the recording and listened to it a lot while driving. I never gave any thought to […]
I’ve loved David Bowie’s music ever since I discovered the Changesonebowie 8-track in my sisters music collection when I was 9 or 10. But I never really dug into the catalog much beyond the hits. So when Paul Mahern suggested his song “Oh You Pretty Things” for ECHOES, I’m not sure I’d ever even heard it before. […]
Having been a teenager in the 1980’s, I have a special place in my heart and psyche for that music. Unfortunately, a lot of the production techniques and sounds that were used back then didn’t age well. I heard some Echo and the Bunnymen songs on the radio back then, but I didn’t remember The […]
I’ve been playing lead guitar in John Prine‘s band since 1996. That’s 20 years as of this writing. (Yes, I was 3 years old when John hired me. OK, I was 26, but who’s counting.) A year or two ago, I decided to make a record of songs written by other songwriters. The working title of […]
I’ve always liked the quirkiness of the whole Memphis/Big Star/Alex Chilton/Chris Bell world of songs. I came to the party late, long after they all stopped making music together. But I discovered them in my early twenties, which was perfect timing. When we were making the ECHOES record the producer, Paul Mahern, suggested maybe doing a […]
I first heard Angel Snow singing her song Coals and Water on the radio while I was driving around in the country just outside Nashville, TN. I think this was around 2012 or 2013. I immediately had to pull over and find out who and what this was! Soon afterwards I bought Angel’s record and […]
I really love singing Angel Snow’s spooky/beautiful song “Coals and Water”! It was at the top of my list when I started choosing songs for ECHOES.
A Song For You is the first track on my new record Echoes. In my opinion, this is one of the all time great songs. Written by the fabulous Leon Russell. I hope you enjoy it!
Making music is a mysterious process. You can’t say, just follow these steps and it will be great. But it sure helps to have wonderful songs. I’m grateful to all of the amazing songwriters whose work is featured on my new record ECHOES. When you hear these fantastic songs, I hope you will feel the […]
I found that this song spoke to something in my life right now. A bit of the weariness that I think we all feel sometimes, but hopefully a little wisdom too. Check out the premiere of my cover of “The Game” on Elmore Magazine. It’ll be on my new album, ECHOES, out tomorrow! Listen here.
“I wish Ray Charles was still alive so I could play him Jason’s version of Paradise!” – John Prine “…a master musician who found a voice to match” – Peter Cooper “He brought the crowd to pin-drop silence with his rendition of Leon Russell’s A Song for You.” – No Depression Click here for a Special […]