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Jason Ritchie / Bio

To begin, I have been exposed to music my entire life it seems,I cannot recall a single time that music was not a focal point in my life.
My dad was an over the road truck driver and really wasnt home much,so my mom and I would listen to albums like Waylon,Kenny Rodgers,Haggard, Jones and the Oakridge boys was just a few of my moms favorites and there was only one true favorite for my dad and that was "The Hag" and as I grew up, I got into other things and music really did not seem to be at the for front in my life,but I guess I heard its calling one day when I was listening to them old songs I grew up on and it hit me like a ton of lead,I was really aspiring to be a drummer, but its kinda hard to do that when you live in a one bedroom apartment,so I picked up the guitar and that was it,it just felt right, and somewere in my blood I guess thats were I found Waylon,Cash and Hank and it came easy ,honestly.Now I know that their style was more like three chords and the truth,I figured less is more,and thats been my take on everything that evolves from my songwriting.I am proud to say I never jumped from one band to the next I was in a band called "SIDEWINDER" for ten years everything that followed that till current day is just a smaller version of that band, I have been very lucky to have surrounded myself with solid,and great musicians for years,and along the way weather it be a full band or a solo or a duo, I have truley been blessed to hang and sang with more musical heroes than any one person should get too, from guys like Blackberry Smoke to local legends like Dallas Moore, its a great thing to know that I have an open invitation to any stage these guys play on,its very humbling.As far as a solo artist people ask "Well what kind music do ya play?" and I say "just good music",I am a simple guy who like simple things, I played the front man for many,many years. I am very comfortable to play what ever somebody wants to here,that is what makes a great show,you have to be original but you better know how to play some "CASH" period,

General Info

Artist Name
Jason Ritchie
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/jasonritchie
Genres
Americana / Outlaw/Hippie

Contact Info

Location
Owensville, OH

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