Jason Daniels has music in his blood. It runs in his family and runs through his veins. He writes and sings songs about the joys and pitfalls of a life well lived, and weaves these road worn storied together with his own inimitable blend of American Roots Music. Daniels draws from his years of travels and adventures that landed him everywhere from Europe to Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir’s couch to jail. His songs are honest, heartfelt reflection of the ups and downs that go along with living life to the fullest. Daniels says, “I hope my music inspires people to turn off the TV, hit the road and go experience life.”
Music made an early impression on Daniels, having grown up around country music royalty. His Aunt and Uncle were Tammy Wynette and George Richey. Uncle George wrote “The Grand Tour” and “A Picture of Me Without You.” Daniels recalls being whisked away on a Lear jet to a tour bus as a young boy to see Aunt Tammy sing. He refers to it as his first, “Taste.”
He grew up in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena listening to the blues (Albert King, Freddie King, B.B. King), country (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard) and New Orleans funk (Meters, Dr. John). He spent a few years in Southern California playing coffee houses, then moved to Marin County in the late 1980's. His first band, the Incredibles Band played throughout California, including the legendary Sweetwater in Mill Valley. In 2012, after eight years in Nashville, Daniels moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he further delved into exploring and playing the blues and country music he grew up loving.
His inaugural album, "Dashboard Visions and Rearview Reflections", recorded in East Nashville at The Bomb Shelter, hit #28 on Jam Band chart in December 2013. Brian Robbins from Relix/JamBands.com described Daniels’s music as "a blend of rock/soul/blues/jazz/country with a classic Muscle Shoals vibe as its backbone."
Daniels and his band are hitting the road this May for their 2015 “On the Hwy” tour, which will be taking them throughout the western states and beyond. Daniels is also preparing for his sophomore release of his yet to be titled album in 2016.