Living in Skin (2000)
In person, the large North Carolinian introvert is awkward, but his shyness belies his songwriter savoir faire: he doesn’t mention his previous sell-out shows as the 90’s Boston duo Harrod and Funck, or his Chris Austin Songwriting award - judged by bluegrass icon Gillian Welch. The acoustic Living in Skin is effortless harmonica hooks, smoked vocals, and unafraid falsetto that would decisively capture the scene if his thoughtful southern poetry didn’t quietly win the day.
I accidentally saw Jason at Aroma in Champaign while he was doing a I'll-drive-myself tour through Illinois. He newest album is Bright as You (2005) and apparently is now available on iTunes.