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Mouth Muse, aka Famous Jamas. Born and raised in Central California, he showed talents in art and music at an early age. While sketching and drawing in his early teens, he took to the acoustic guitar and started making up songs. Playing at the beach or around campfire he found his improv voice and could entertain with vocals on the fly. In his early 20's he studied oil painting with John Mason in Carmel, thus changing his life for the better. After showing in galleries in Maui, Laguna Beach, etc. at an early age he became disenchanted with the corporate art scene and went off to vend at Music festivals. During that time he attended a trade school for computer graphics, only to find it to constricting as well. 10+ years of glass blowing, then onto performance painting. Years later, now currently in the band, Dalibotz. Using Ableton Live with synths and guitar to create electronic music is the current direction......?
Around 1994, he studied glass blowing in Eugene, Oregon and sold glass for about 10 years until he stopped due to health hazards that come with the trade.
During this time he played rhythm guitar with a few bands off and on but never took it too far. After being invited to performance paint along with bands at a small venue in San Francisco, he was hooked. It was different. Something that combined art with music.
Now, he is currently into using Ableton Live to sketch out songs and play them live, solo or with others. With the encouragement of a good friend suggesting why not play music and paint at the same time, Mouth Muse was born. So now ,Jamas is in the process of playing electronic music with guitar,etc. looping clips, using midi controls and performance painting all at the same time. The ultimate multitasking project. The big plan is this: The music videos will be posted on You Tube and the painting that goes with the song will be for sale on E-bay, etc.
Stay tuned !