Jason Andrew Brown
Jason Andrew Brown is an artist from Indianapolis known for rich sonic atmospheres, well-crafted lyrics, and high-energy performances.
In early 2014 Jason Andrew Brown showed up at a local Indianapolis club known for original music. Alone on a big stage with just his voice and his guitar for the first time in his career, he played a 3-song set to a small but enthisiastic audience of friends and fellow musicians and was completely transformed. After two decades of fronting bands, including ten years touring regionally with the rock band Push Down & Turn, Jason found fresh creative energy that opened the door to explore his deeper truths as a musician. His new self-titled EP is a culmination of a burgeoning new career as a pop/rock/Americana driven singer/songwriter. It’s 5 tracks display his maturity and range as a vocalist, lyricist, guitarist, and composer.
“Performing solo is an entirely different discipline from fronting a band,” Jason says. “when it’s up to just one person to make all the music and give a compelling show, things like vocal dynamics, well-crafted lyrics, and storytelling become the key differentiators of pros from amateurs. Aspiring to be a pro, I’ve been hard at work on my lyrics, singing, and arranging ever since.” Focusing on those aspects of songwriting has fueled engaging solo-acoustic performances and has become the foundation for deeper sonic atmospheres when Jason performs with his band live and in the studio.
Jason brings a robust musical pedigree to support his emergence as a solo artist. With Push Down & Turn, he toured full time throughout the U.S., playing clubs, festivals and colleges and supporting high profile bands like Counting Crows, Bush, Widespread Panic and The Bodeans. They played the H.O.R.D.E. Festival with Neil Young, Primus, Toad the Wet Sprocket and others. Years of heavy 6-7 night per week touring made Jason a seasoned performer, but eventually he felt compelled to leave the comfort zone of the band to try a new musical direction.
In 2003 Jason formed the band Sedna where he spent several years recording songs in Indianapolis and Nashville. Those years with a writing and recording focus complimented Jasons earlier years of steady touring and enriched his dedication to his craft. Jason and members of Sedna and PD&T played clubs and events around Indianapolis until 2014 as a popular local band called Cousin Roger. Always a “proud son of Indianapolis” Jason continues to play solo-acoustic and with duos and trios and even 500-1000 seat venues with his band. He’s also performed everywhere from Vancouver and New Orleans to Kobe, Japan and Munich.
This record is a solid introduction to what Jason Andrew Brown is all about; integrating a love for lyrics and singing into arrangements that cast his songs in different hues to see what emerges. “If there's one thing I want to demonstrate, it's range. Whether it's subject matter, vocal dynamics, or musical texture, I hope people will find themselves in a different sonic landscape on each song with my voice to tie it all together into a cohesive collection.”
Jason Andrew Brown’s tracks