Jason Wade has been performing for as long as he can remember. His earliest musical memory was standing center stage (porch) singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" to an imaginary yard-full of fans. He gave it his all and ended up jamming a pencil (was supposed to be doing homework) into his hand and going to the emergency room.

Jason also spent a few years during college as the music leader at a large church youth group. The guitar he uses today was given to him during this time. An aquantaince came to Jason with a brand new Takamine 6-string and told him that he was sorry. Sorry he had not given the guitar to Jason sooner. The man said that God told him he had to give Jason his new guitar and that he was stealing from him by keeping it. Fact stranger than fiction! It was just a short time later that Jason realized his fate would not be in ministry and he set out to see what was around the next corner.

These are the kind of events that set the stage for Jason's approach to songwriting. He intertwines moments of sweetness with the bitter realities of life. Over the last few years he has been crafting a sound that is at once unique and familiar. Listeners are quickly reeled in by the emotional vulnerability of his voice and the honest songwriting. Jason says that he has, "never been obsessed with writing the next #1 pop song. I would much rather dig a little deeper and share a honest moment with the listener. Especially live. There's a moment when the audience connects with what you're saying. You can see it in their eyes. That's how I measure success. Look, I'm just an honest guy from a midwest river town living in a world that offers little gratification to honest people. Particularly those from midwestern river towns... Basically, I don't write pop-fiction music because I've got enough real life material to keep me busy for years."

Jason has been working with a group called Elliott Rosewater for the last year and has recorded a few songs with them, as well as a few with just himself and his guitar.

He hopes to have his first commercial release available soon. Visit www.elliottrosewater.com for updates.

Blue (Every Word)
Sometimes we are so focused on doing the right thing that we don't.

Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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King's Cross
I was traveling in England a few years back. King's Cross is a major train station there and was a few blocks from where I was staying. Let's just say, there was a girl, there was Johnny Walker-Black Label, a trip to the police station, the American Embassy and then I finally caught the train at King's Cross, heading for Birmingham. One of those kinda trips.

Americana Roots Rock
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Once in a while I get everything I want. For the most part, I spend my time trying to get a hold on the things I need.

Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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