Jason Paul Johnston

Jason Paul Johnston

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Folk - Contemporary | Jackson, Kentucky, United States
Total Song Plays: 719   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Jason Paul Johnston

Some songwriters craft lyrics about themselves and their own experiences. Some compose tales of other people, real and imagined. Other artists, like Jason Paul Johnston, intricately balance these two options and even cause you to place yourself in the story.

Much like the Kings Of Leon and countless other songwriters, Jason is the son of a preacher man. Bringing less rock and more country than the Kings, Jason knows his roots well and there are glimpses woven within the many stories on 'Willows Motel'. His father hails from the Great White North while his mother is a music teacher originally from Tennessee, giving his muse northern and southern winds.

On his debut album, 'Willows Motel' (2009), Jason Paul Johnston has delicately created refrains that capture his own journey as well as engaging and moving tales of familiar folks we have all known. Produced by Bruce Anthony, a musical veteran who has worked with Canadian legends such as Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot, Jason finds his kindred musical spirits with Neil Young and the Avett Brothers, though less frenetic. Jason blends the styles, sounds and soul of his autobiography and those he has met as he writes his own account of life's darker challenges - but still maintains hope that everything is not lost.

Currently Jason is recording and releasing a series of free albums highlighting his prolific songwriting: 100 Stories Volumes 1-10. Vol.1 was released Nov. 2011 and Vol. 2 is soon to be released late Jan 2012. They are more stripped down and bare. True folk tales that find themselves placed somewhere in history as well as modern society. So, stay a spell and listen to a few stories from Jason Paul Johnston, you'll be glad you did.