JASON WHITE JASON WHITE$20.00 Wednesday 8/277:00 pm Buy TicketsThursday 8/288:00 pm Buy Tickets Singer Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist based in Nashville and native of Clevland Hts. back for Hometown show!If you want to know what gets me through my day...With that opening line, Jason White invites us in and sets the confidential tone of his latest release The Longing.What gets White, and by extension, the characters that inhabit his rich song vignettes, through their days, is a desire for something beyond the current limits of their lives. They hunger after whats beautiful, whats real, and often, whats nameless and unattainable. They dream of new beginnings. They struggle for answers. They reach for love and fall short, but never quite give up.Sometimes, even when things are going well in our lives, theres that nagging feeling that there must be something more, says White. Theres always that little voice in your head that says, What if...?Three years ago, Whites own what ifs about love, relationships and his career set his creative compass spinning, and he started writing songs for The Longing. There was also the notion to make a record, as White says with a chuckle, For the ladies.My first two records were pretty heavy on the guy rock, he says. A lot of snarling, sarcastic, semi-ironic music. My producer Viktor Krauss and I used to joke about how I should make an album for the ladies. It was kind of a running joke, but I started to take it seriously, because I noticed that the girls I was dating didnt seem all that interested in my records. They were into gentler stuff like Death Cab For Cutie and Josh Rouse. So I set out to make a record that was more for a female audience.The result is a stunning ten-song cycle that explores the longings and vagaries of the human heart. And theres an edge to the softness, a confidence and authority that comes from Whites years of hard-won experience as both an artist and an award-winning songwriter.Born and raised in Cleveland, Jason White started playing guitar when he was seven. By the time he was in junior high, he was writing songs and gigging out with bands. His musical apprenticeship was as colorful as it was dramatic. Cross country touring in a van, an appearance on Star Search, the loss of a musical collaborator to suicide, a record deal turned sour, crooked management, and even a stint living Thoreau-style in a woodsy cabin.Along the way, he released two critically acclaimed albums, Shades of Gray and Tonights Top Story.Facilitating Whites leap back into the artists chair on The Longing is producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Freedy Johnston), who brings sonic clarity and a relaxed groove to the record, wrapping the songs in often unexpected textures like vibes, ukulele and synthesizer.Come check out Jason Whites latest music when he returns to Nighttown on Wed August 27th and Thurs August 28th.http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=manage.enterDetails Visit WebsiteWatch Video
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Bio: As the founder of improvisation group Digital Prowess, curator for the K-W Arts Awards show, a project manager for the Open Ears Festival, and a board member for NUMUS, Jason is active at the forefront of musical and interdisciplinary art-making in the Waterloo Region. He performs regularly with...See Full Bio
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