Biografia

Jason Eady ha ottenuto fin dall’inizio della sua carriera grandi riscontri per il personale e contemporaneo approccio al country classico ma negli ultimi anni ha stupito affinando la scrittura delle canzoni e spogliando il sound per renderle più ruvide e sincere.

A 14 anni, quando comincia a scrivere canzoni, Jason inizia a suonare nei locali della sua zona con un repertorio che spazia dal blues al soul, dal r&b al country .

Dopo aver prestato servizio in aeronautica si trasferisce a Forth Worth (Texas) dove si esibisce in serate di open mic, creandosi presto un suo fedele pubblico che lo spingerà a pubblicare nel 2005 il suo primo disco Underneath the ol".

Il successo arriva nel 2012 quando Kevin Welch produce Am country heaven, che raggiunge la top 40 delle country chart.

Nel 2014 esce Daylight/dark che viene definito dalla celebre testata All Music " un disco che merita il suo posto tra Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room di Dwight Yoakam, Letter to Laredo di Joe Ely e Phases and Stages di Willie Nelson!"

Nel 2017 esce l'omonimo Jason Eady, ancora una volta prodotto da Kevin Welch. La scrittura di Jason è in continua crescita ed il suono organico, elegante e vitale al tempo stesso, crea l'ossatura perfetta per canzoni profonde.

Jason Eady si ispira a Guy Clark, Merle Haggard e a Willie Nelson.

Nell'agosto 2018 viene alla luce il suo ultimo album, I travel on.

Pur senza tradire l'approccio semplice e diretto, che ha sempre contaddistinto i suoi lavori, qui Eady unisce le forze con due grandi geni del bluegrass contemporaneo (Rob Ickes e Trey Hensley) che apportano un surplus di dinamica e vitale virtuosismo alla già perfettamente rodata touring band di Jason che, per la prima volta viene coinvolta nella registrazione di un disco. Rigorosamente "live in studio".

"Quando inizi a fare musica le tue idee sono grandiose e sogni in grande. Ma andando avanti ho iniziato a capire che per me la vera gioia risiede nel processo ceeativo più che nel risultato finale" dice Eady "adesso si tratta di migliorare sempre e scoprire qualcosa in più su di me in ogni album.

Perciò, invece di scrivere quello che penso il mio pubblico voglia sentire, scrivo quello che mi sento di scrivere e, a patto che avvenga in modo sincero, spero che significhi qualcosa per chi mi ascolta."

La mutazione da country singer a songwriter di Jason Eady è arrivata al compimento!

ENGLISH

On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the- curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots- oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.

The follow-up to 2014’s critically praised Daylight/Dark—an album that “belongs on a shelf next to Dwight Yoakam’s Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room, Joe Ely’s Letter to Laredo, and yes, even Willie Nelson’s Phases and Stages,” according to AllMusic—Eady’s latest finds the Fort Worth, Texas-based artist again teaming up with producer Kevin Welch. Now longtime collaborators (with their past efforts including 2012’s AM Country Heaven, a top 40 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Eady and Welch worked closely in crafting the album’s acoustic-driven yet lushly textured aesthetic. “At the beginning I told everyone I wanted to make a record where, if the power went out, we could still sit down and play all the songs the exact same way,” says Eady, who points out that steel guitar is the only electric instrument featured on the album.

Despite its subtle approach, the album radiates a warm vitality that’s got much to do with Eady’s gift for nuanced yet unaffected slice-of-life storytelling. “I’ve always been drawn to writing that’s got a simplicity to it, where you’re digging deep into real day-to-day life,” he notes. Here, that means touching on such matters as turning 40 (on the reflective, soul-stirring “40 Years”), his daughter’s growing up and going off to college (on the sweetly heartbreaking “Not Too Loud”), and the everyday struggle to “embrace the messy parts of life instead of trying to get the point where you’ve somehow fixed all your problems” (on “Rain,” a joyfully determined anthem featuring SteelDrivers fiddler Tammy Rogers). Throughout the album, Eady’s soulfully rugged voice blends in beautiful harmonies with his wife, singer/songwriter Courtney Patton. And on “No Genie in This Bottle,” the legendary Vince Gill lends his singular vocals to what Eady refers to as a “good old country drinking song.”

In each track, Eady reveals a sharp sense of songcraft he’s honed since childhood. “Even back in my early days of getting into music, I always cared more about the writers than the singers,” says Eady, who grew up in Jackson. “I’d look up who’d written a certain song, and then go seek out more songs from that writer.” At age 14—the same year he started writing his own material—Eady began performing in local bars and showing his natural grasp of everything from soul and R&B to blues and country. After some time in the Air Force, he moved to Fort Worth and started playing open mic nights, where he quickly built up a devoted following. By 2005, Eady had made his debut with the independently released From Underneath The Old.

For Eady—who names Merle Haggard, Guy Clark, and Willie Nelson among his main inspirations—instilling each song with so much graceful honesty proved to be his greatest achievement and thrill in creating the new album. “When you first

get started making music, your ideas are grandiose and more about the big picture. But the longer I’ve done this, the more I’ve realized that the real joy comes from the process rather than the end goal,” he says. “Now it’s about getting better and finding more of myself with every album. So instead of writing what I think people want to hear, I’m writing what I want to write and trusting that—as long as it’s coming from an honest place—it’ll hopefully mean something to the people listening too.”

In tour

20/10/2018 Cantý (Co)

21/10/2018 Ternate (Va)

Web site

www.jasoneady.com

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