Jason Andrew Carrell was born June 25,1973. He started playing piano, singing and writing songs/poems before he reached his teenage years. He got his first guitar at sixteen. He spent the next 5yrs honing his craft while playing weddings, bbqs, backyard parties and rooftops. At twenty-five he took the leap. He shelfed his hammer and tool bag and started playing professionally. He got his start in the Dallas area and that soon carried him state wide and then on to national travel.
Jason took great care in his guitar playing through the years to develop his own kind of sound. From mesmerizing ballads to rollicking barn burners there is no doubt who's song it is from the first measure. However, his true passion has always been in his writing. Using higher order metaphors and often times deep subject matter, his songs lend themselves to listeners of every level. Jason's songs are hardly ever what they seem on the surface, giving him a depth that others spend their entire careers trying to develop. It has been said that Jason Andrew Carrell is one of the best natural born songwriters to come out of North Texas in a very long time.
Jason has played most of the major venues and honkytonks in Texas. Including Billy Bob's Texas, Southern Junction, Gilley's, Gruene Hall, The Firehouse, Blancos, Blaines, Adairs and The Sons of Hermann Hall to name a few. He has also spent time on the Texas Fairs and Festivals circuit as well as well as a stint on the Bad Co. Rodeo Tour. He has shared the stage with Texas mainstays and legends such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rusty Wier, Billy Joe Shaver, Jay Johnson, Kevin Deal, Ed Burleson, Larry Joe Taylor, Gary P Nunn, Mark David Manders, Chris Knight and Willie Nelson to name just a few.
If you get the chance to go see one of Jason Andrew Carrell's shows, do not hesitate to go. Whether it be one of his get up out of your seat and stomp your feet, full band live performances or one of his personal, eye to eye heart to heart acoustic sets, it is a musical experience that is just that and you do not want to miss it.