Although country music was Eady’s first love, he was exposed to the musical stew of the lower Delta — blues, soul, R&B and primal swamp rock — while growing up in Jackson, Mississippi. Eady was singing and playing guitar in local bars by the time he was 14. After serving a stint in the U.S. Air Force as a translator, he relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, where he began attending open mic nights to blow off steam after work. Surprised to learn that Texans appreciated his original music over cover tunes, Eady was encouraged to step up his songwriting and step away from his day job, never to return. Jason Eady’s inspired album Daylight and Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together a collection of songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. Eady’s swaggering musical palette and adult approach to timeless topics like love, loss, and yearning has helped him find a new, larger audience whose members now welcome him wherever he travels. His self-titled, 2017 album continued in this same vein, and now releasing his 7th solo album, I Travel On, the prolific songwriter is stunning his fans once again. I Travel On is the sound of a deep, restorative breath being taken, of wooden instruments pushing air around a room together in real time. Hear it all and more at The Musicfest 2020 including Jason’s specialty show “Tribute to Randy Travis”, plus “Married to Music”…only at MusicFest.
Official MusicFest Artist
Years at MusicFest:
I Travel On (2018), Jason Eady (2017), Daylight and Dark (2014), AM Country Heaven (2012), When The Money's All Gone (2009), Wild Eyed Serenade (2007), From Underneath The Old (2005)