THE NEW GRANBURY LIVE PRESENTS THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED WITH JASON EADY
August 11 @ 6:30 pm
Jason Eady has been honing his songwriting craft since he was a kid in Jackson, Mississippi. He said: “Even back in my early days of getting into music, I always cared more about the writers than the singers. I’d look up who’d written a certain song, and then go seek out more songs from that writer.” At age 14-the same year Jason started writing his own material-he began performing in local bars and showing a natural grasp of everything from soul and R&B to blues and country. After some time in the Air Force, he moved to Ft. Worth and started playing open mic nights, where he quickly built up a devoted following. By 2005, Eady had made his debut with the independently released From Underneath the Old. For Jason, who names Merle Haggard, Guy Clark, and Willie Nelson among his main inspirations, instilling each song with so much graceful honesty proved to be his greatest achievement and thrill in creating the new album. “When you first get started making music, your ideas are grandiose and more about the big picture. But the longer I have done this, the more I’ve realized that the real joy comes from the process rather than the end goal. Now it’s about getting better and better and finding more of myself with every album. So instead of writing what I think people want to hear, I’m writing what I want to write and trusting that as long as it’s coming from an honest place-it’ll hopefully mean something to the people listening, too”.