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Jason Masi / Bio

Jason Masi is an American/Virginia based singer-songwriter. He got his start with a Richmond, VA based group, Jubeus, opening for acts like Blind Melon, Everclear, and SOJA and releasing two well received albums, "Two Tone Circles" 2004 and "Natural Mood" 2007, respectively. The latter was named as a top DIY (Do-It-Yourself) release by Performing Songwriter Magazine.

He stepped out as a solo artist in 2009, trading in the band's roots-jam driven rock for a more acoustic soul/r&b songwriter approach. He has since released two solo albums, "Balance & Pull", 2010 and "Life Is Wonderful", 2012. His transition has led him to sharing the bill with hit songwriters like Bleu and Darryl Worley, and has kept him busy on the road performing over 250 shows per year.

Masi's freshman solo record was released to noteworthy reviews, as well as significant radio airplay, charting in the top 200 college radio charts and being included on radio host, George Graham's, Best Albums of the Year list. His follow up solo effort, "Life Is Wonderful", gained additional support and was licensed for use on a number of TV networks (Discovery, MTV, Oxygen) and placed in online commercials, tutorials, E-books and game apps.

Parallels in Masi's sound can be drawn between soul artists like Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers, folk and blues icons like Van Morrison and James Taylor as well as modern songwriters in the vein of Mat Kearney, Damien Rice and James Morrison. His songs are often reflective and thought provoking, yet maintain a free spirited and light hearted tone. Masi’s songwriting often explores the complexity of love and compromise from a unique, but relatable perspective.

He approaches his music in much the same way he does life. His laid back and easy going personality translates into the lyrics and tone of his music yet his performances are energetic and portray him as the hardworking musician he is.

Currently, Masi is in the studio working on his 3rd solo record (5th studio release) with producer, Mark Williams, of Sucker Punch Studios, in Bethesda MD. It is slated for release in 2014.

General Info

Band Members
Jason Masi
Artist Name
Jason Masi
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/jasonmasi
Active Since
07/09
Genres
Pop / Folk / Soul

Contact Info

Location
Richmond, VA

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