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Jason Masi / Press

“...Balance & Pull’ is a very down home, simple album, more often stripping things down to just the man & his guitar. Masi has a very soulful voice and rides a fine line between folk-rock and country twang. You can clearly hear southern roots in his music along with bluesy riffs and wonderful story telling. ‘Balance & Pull’ makes for a great record to relax to. The songs are mellow and soothing as is Masi’s voice and playing. Themes of faith and finding happiness in what you have are echoed throughout the album... - Little Rat Bastard”

Little Rat Bastard

“...the first thing that strikes me while listening to this 11 track album is how passionate it sounds. It is definitely a mix of a bit everything, all from roots country to folk rock and soul to alternative blues. Why not describe Jason´s music as Willie Nelson on a picnic with Dave Matthews Band playing songs by John Mayer. I really like the groove in these songs that shows what a good songwriter Jason is... - melodic.net”

melodic.net

“....Plenty of jangly guitar, banjo, mandolin, organ and time-worn vocals...Masi knows how to write songs. Even better, he knows how to perform them....There's more than a touch of soul (think Mike Younger, especially the references to the Band), and everything is delivered with style. Masi doesn't oversell anything, leaving these songs with just enough of a laid-back feel to pull everything together...the plethora of sounds frames these songs well. There isn't a hint of strain anywhere, which is impressive and unusual.-aidabet.com”

aidabet.com

“Best known for filling the frontman role of Richmond-based roots rockers Jubeus, singer and songwriter Jason Masi has ventured into some reprieving solo territory during the past year with the release of his album, “Balance & Pull.” Trading in his band’s amalgam mix of alt-rock, funk grooves and jam-based soul for a laid-back inhalation of Americana, using plenty of brushing percussion, slide guitar, Wurlitzer drones and plinking piano runs. Comfortable in its lounging tempos and jazz-invoking mellowness, it’s near impossible not imagining Masi as a perfect male foil to someone like Norah Jones. - Style Weekly”

Style Weekly

“The debut solo release from Jason Masi who is probably best known as a member of the band Jubeus. Balance & Pull features nice, smooth, hummable songs that might best be described as American-inspired organic pop. The tempos are solid yet laid back...and the vocals delivered with appropriate restraint. For an underground release, Pull has a great deal of commercial appeal. We could easily hear these songs being picked up by commercial radio or as backing music for any number of cable television programs. Eleven soothing cuts here including "Dust & Bone," "In The Afternoon," and "Ease Your Worried Mind." Good solid stuff delivered with heart and soul. -LMNOP aka dONW7 (babysue.com)  ”

babysue.com

“Something of a local hero in his native Richmond, Virginia, Jason Masi, front man of rootsy rockers Jubeus has decided to try his luck, as so many do, with a solo album. The way he tells it, it happened almost accidentally and organically, as a recording session for some acoustic chilled songs just grew. Chilled out it most certainly is. It grooves a little, it’s on nodding acquaintance with the funk, but at its core this is laid back sofa lounging music. Its major USP though is Masi’s voice, which is one of those soulful ones that could make the back of a cornflakes packet sound sultry. He can emote with the best of them too, notably on “Being Alive”.-Americana UK  ”

Americana UK

“Jason Masi is easily one of our top-requested acoustic performers and his full band is always well-loved whether a typical club booking, or corporate or festival event. I book approximately 5000 events annually and work with 500+ acts but Jason is always one of the first musicians to come to mind when I am seeking acoustic or variety band entertainment. He has a wide variety of material that suits any occasion and  I'm always confident the client will be pleased when they book Jason or his band for their event or venue. He consistently receives remarkable feedback from our clients, and is an absolute joy to work with. ”

- AMBER THERESE-FOSTER - VP OF LAST CALL ENTERTAINMENT

“ Jason Masi’s favorite note is a positive note..."the indie rocker sees the brighter side of seemingly any situation." {Jason Masi} has made quite a name for himself over the last five-plus years, jammin’ at small cafés and with big names such as Everclear and Blind Melon...the long-haired, loveable guitarist has earned the respect of audiences across our region. Last year, Masi released his second album—outside of the work he’s done with Jubeus—titled “Life Is Wonderful.” The album is Masi to a T—it’s open, honest, refreshing and features a blend of folksy rock that can bring a little sun to any cloudy day. Think modern-day Jack Johnson meets classic Bill Withers—it’s enough to give you a nice winter tan...The Masi live experience is a luminous hybrid of Masi’s original tunes and classic rock covers. He takes pride in his ability to perform more than 250 shows per year, all while making sure each and every performance is unique...”

JESSE SCOTT - THE FREE LANCE–STAR
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