Jason Trout is an American singer/songwriter living in Athens, Ohio. He has just released his debut recording, Off The Field Issues EP. A full-length entitled, Out Of My Mind And Into Yours, is set for release in April.
Jason Trout was born and raised in Marion, Indiana. Upon graduating from Ball State University in 1995, he moved to Austin, Texas where he spent the next several years playing clubs in Austin, and throughout Texas, with a handful of different bands. In 2001, Trout began recording and playing shows as The God Star Social. The moniker quickly became a four piece and they released their debut full-length in 2003 to critical acclaim. Trout spent the next 5 years touring the U.S. as The God Star Social, both solo and with a rotating cast of musicians. He released the last God Star Social record in 2008 after relocating to the midwest to await the birth of his daughter. Kesey Trout was born on February 11, 2009 and her daddy has spent the past 5 years writing dozens of new songs and playing shows under his given name throughout the midwest, handing tapes and CDs of home recordings to friends, old and new. Five of those songs comprise his first EP as Jason Trout, Off The Field Issues, which was released on February 11, 2014, Kesey's 5th birthday. Eleven more appear on Out Of My Mind And Into Yours, a full-length set for release in April.
Jason Trout is a songwriter who bridges the gap between the poetic earnestness of the likes of a Conor Oberst or a Ryan Adams and the literal, heart-on-the-sleeve musings of a Jeffrey Lewis or John Darnielle. As comfortable in a punk rock club as he is in a coffee shop, Trout writes songs that both defy genre and fit naturally within the past, present, and future of folk music as a whole.