From Memphis to New York and Boston, Jason has traveled the entire country and most of the world. Jason's talent has been admired by the greatest piano players in the music business. Elton John, Billy Joel and Jerry Lee have all been awestruck by his raw energy and incredible talent.
Jason plays more than 200 dates a year for more than 100.000 enthusiastic listeners. In his spare time Jason enjoys nature and is an avid birder. He can often be found exploring his more than 100 acre farm located in Arkansas.
Jason's talent is truly one of a kind. His style goes from Boogie Woogie Rock & Roll to the most difficult Classical Contralto. Whatever the age, Jason's ability to entertain is a crowd pleaser.
A veteran of the music scene and long time Bassist for Jason D., Mike began playing in local bands at a very early age.
Mike has played on hundreds of recording sessions of a variety of styles including; commercials, jingles, gospel, blues, rock, jazz, reggae and R&B.
Mike has played live or recorded for such artists as : George Jones, Isaac Hays, David Sanbonn, Wynonna, Tanya Tucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dusty Rhodes, Travis Womack, Charlie Rich, Tony Joe White and many others. When not on the road Mikes hobbies are playing pool, football and hot rods.
Mike has been with Jason D 23 years and says his time with Jason is the most fun possible playing music. Mike is a lifelong resident and still resides in Thayer, MO.
Jmes Irving hails from ALAbama and has been beating drums, picking guitars, and singing vocals since he can remember. Nicknames for James here in the Jason D. camp are Popcorn, because he reminds us of a fresh piece of popcorn that's just popped and is hopping around the pan, or Dew. Like Mountain Dew, his favorite soda pop! So, when you see us on the road be sure to dew the Dew and give popcorn a shout.
Oh, yeah, and did we mention, that Popcorn also pics guitar with us on occasion? He's a heck of a picker so you're in for a treat, regardless of the instrument!
Like many "southern" musicians, his roots are embedded in gospel, which made his transition to rock, blues, soul and country a natural. Over the years, he has recorded endless sessions and albums and has toured with numerous musicians coast-to-coast. During his career he has played with many of the great Memphis legends including: Sandy Carroll; Blind Mississippi Morris; Percy Sledge; Willie Cobbs; Eddie Harrison and Smoochie Smith.
It has been said, that although he has impeccable timing, he just doesn't beat the drums, he plays the music. His unique style and rare talent are a driving force. He engages both fellow players and listeners with eye contact and his feel for the music.
Meeting this man at the Minnesota State Fair several years back was a blessing. Steve Clarke has been voted Best in Minnesota and with good reason. This man can not just play the horn, he really becomes the horn.
A great friend and fellow musician and if I happen to get lucky enough to have him on a show, you get lucky too. Steve travels to shows not too far from home for us and we have him out whenever the opportunity presents. If we're at the Minnesota State Fair you betcha he'll be there too.