QUESTION: YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF, what does a Modern Day Bluesman do? Answer: He spreads the gospel of the music he creates today and turns people on to the characteristic feel of the blues but with a “happening now” vibe. Something old is something new, what one remembers, others forget. The road traveled by the bluesman is not by choice but rather a sort of rebellion that reveals itself to be the only thing that keeps him going. Where is the next town and when is the next gig? Wipe the strings down one more time and hope the tubes don’t blow!
WHEN YOU GROW UP IN Texas, you are exposed to many styles of music, Jason grew up listening to the radio and his Mom and Dad’s record collection that included the guitar tones of Cream and Led Zeppelin. He would run around the house rocking out and then go hide in his room with his guitar. For several years Jason honed his skills by playing at various blues jams in the DFW Metroplex.
By 1999, Jason Cloud established himself as a solo performer, playing in various Dallas dive bars, such as Adairs, Lota's Goat (presently: The Goat), Sons of Herman Hall, and many others. At the time playing Folk, Light Rock, and his original music. Around 2009, a new act had been born, the "Jason Cloud Band".
Out front showcasing his smokey vocals, and Texas guitar tones, local bass man Shawn Rose, and Charles Alexander rounding out the band playing drums.
Over the years, the cast has changed, currently taking up the bass is Kyle "Goose" Ferguson, and Michael Taylor keeping the groove on drums. With influences such as Freddie King, Albert Collins, and Peter Green. Together this power trio play an array of classic blues hits. " Hoochie Coochie Man", "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Before you accuse me" and many more popular songs. The group also perform original blues, written by Jason Cloud. "Smokin with Cigarettes" Jason's first single, hit #3 on a 89.3 KNON's radio chart, upon release in 2013. Upon later release of his first album, "Moderne Day Bluesman" he hit #9 in album releases.
His first release proves to be a winner and his talent is in high demand.
Do yourself a favor and keep an eye on Jason Cloud Band.