Jason White has been writing, recording, and performing honest American songs for over twenty-five years. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, he currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Jason’s long-awaited new album “The Longing” is due out this fall. Produced by Jason, Roger Moutenot and Rob Rappaport, the eleven song collection will be released by Better Angels Music. During the last year, Jason’s compositions have been recorded by Russell Hitchcock, Swan Dive, and Eric Wilson, with others to be announced soon.
“On his debut Shades of Gray, Jason White proved he had a knack for gritty storytelling couched in fluent pop. He combined the two with such success that Tim McGraw picked up the record’s brooding “Red Ragtop” and made it into a controversial hit. On Tonight’s Top Story, White’s story songs are even more grim and gripping. With doomed rich boy junkies, car crashes and suicidal heroines, the lyrics read like a Harry Crews novel. But the music and White’s fluid voice elevate the subject matter to where the characters are honored and celebrated as individuals on a level with the subjects of his striking love songs…..” – Performing Songwriter
“White alone is worth the price of admission. Shades Of Gray, his debut album, is as poetically populist as Springsteen, as clever as Elvis Costello and as catchy as Squeeze. You can hear traces of each in the brilliant slices of life White concocts. His hook-filled, heartfelt tunes would sound terrific pumping from the car radio, every hour on the hour. A world where “Ghost of Thoreau” or “Red Ragtop” is Top 40 material would be a beautiful place.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution
“He fearlessly tackles difficult subject matter (rape, murder, drug addiction) and still writes catchy-as-hell pop tunes without losing the poignancy such subjects demand. He’s a magnetic live performer and a writer with a wry wit and a social conscience. Simply put, he writes memorable songs with hooks that go on for miles.” – Music Row Magazine