Question and Answer:
Favorite drink? Black coffee, kombucha, kefir, coke mixed with half and half aka the “polar bear.”
Favorite guitar? Gretsch (kermy is my 2 tone green 59 Brooklyn made electric) Gibson acoustics,
Favorite candy? I hate candy.
Favorite color? They all look the same, so maybe…green.
Pepsi or coke? Depends on if it’s free.
Do you use sarcasm a lot? What do you think?!?!
Favorite pants? Levi Skinnys 510 or 511 or “Marcy pants” she played the keys on “No one knew”
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? i don’t use shoe laces. No…Seriously.
Scary or happy movies? I don’t watch movies. (because i’m too ADD) unless its fight club.
What color of shirt is your favorite? I only wear white t-shirts, I already told you that.
What book are you reading? Wat? I kant wead.
Favorite sport to watch? Baseball then football
Summer or winter? Winter.
Pet peeves? Merry go rounds, reciting the months, spelling bees
Favorite actor? Brad Pitt. Duh. Can’t you tell? Huh? Huh? Troy?
Favorite musician? Keith Urban.
Largest (or most expensive) bet ever lost? My car. i was in cali arguing with these guys who said the biggest mnt in america was in southern cal i said no way it was colorado. i lost.
Most embarrassing moment? Once, I stuck birthday cake to a girl’s head when I tried to hug her. I’m so alone.
Longest relationship? 3 months, I think. And no i don’t have commitment problems!!!
Do you want to be married? If I find the right girl.
Kids? This is my nightmare.
Front or side hug? Side hug.
Facepunch? No thank you.
Does Justin Beiber intimidate you? Next question.
“Hey, how are you!! I’m Jason.” That’s how I would typically greet anyone I meet. I love meeting people and making new friends. Speaking of new friends: HI! I am an Oregon-raised Nashville singer-songwriter, but I hate using that title because it does not even begin to describe my music and journey so far. This might be a little more accurate: Small town Oregonian, Alaskan-trained, southern Cal-experienced, Seattle-saturated, Indie-born, college-trained, Nashville transplant. Let me explain. I moved to Alaska to study music, I cut my teeth in LA for a time, I’ve played shows, written, and been influenced by Seattle-based musicians. I was born in the underground music scene, but developed my skills through a music scholarship. i was an art major and music major at Eastern Oregon university.
I write, play, and sing all my own music. I strive to be original while staying true to my personality of bright and fun. However, I have been called a loner and I think that is often evident in my songwriting. I tend to write songs based on whatever is going on in my life and I’m not scared to be honest. I try not to see music as a competition but rather as a place I can go to just be me and to escape troubles. The event that has most troubled me personally was a two-month trip I took to the Philippines. That experience was one that I can’t really ever get out of my head. It seemed as if I had gone back in time two hundred years. It has changed my perspective and was the tipping point in my decision to pursue music full-time. The greatest challenge that I face as an artist is my identity. Who people want me to be compared to who I want to be, the struggle between fame and insignificance, etc. I hope you understand what I’m saying. I’m saying that I want to have a heart that’s true, a heart that doesn’t just want your money, a heart that doesn’t just want your applause, but can somehow be a voice that says don’t give up, you do have purpose, and you do have worth.
I started playing guitar when I was ten, when i wrote my first album called “The Blue Mountain Boys” with the hit song called “My cows don’t even love you anymore” It was a trio composed of my brother Laine, and my cousin Rusty. In high school I was art student of the year two years running, not to mention an all-state athlete, and honor student. But enough about me…Wait, no, I’m not done. Ha ha. I love to be goofy; I love art, music and wearing white t-shirts (actually that’s about all I own.) Some facts I don’t tell many people are: I run almost every morning. I play bass and mandolin. Had a 15,000$ music scholarship to a private school in california where i attended three days of class before dropping out. I’ve been arrested in London, lived in my car for a month, worked as a wild land firefighter for the forest service. accidentally killed my girlfriends horse which i’m still going to replace once i make some money from music, been hired and fired in the same day, twice. I once broke in and fell asleep in a strangers house (accidentally) the short of it is my friend gave me bad directions to his grandparent ranch (we were going snowboarding the next day in montana) and I might have a phobia of merry-go rounds.