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I’m old school Americana singer-songwriter Jason Bennett.
I’ve been a cover band player in central Ohio for over 20 years and have decided it’s time to write and record my own stuff. I released my debut EP October, 2018; on it are four originals and my arrangement of the Broadway classic Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’. I release a new single called Midlife Crisis in July of 2019.
You can see in the gray beard and the wrinkles around my eyes that I’m not a young fella. I’m running full-ahead with the nickname ‘The Yodeling Grandpa’. You can hear me yodel in my song Woe Is Me and I’m a grandpa so the nickname fits really well.
I did a midwest/southern tour winter of 2018 and did a Columbus to Washington state and back tour during the summer of 2019.
I’m working on my next recording project. The working title track is Midlife Crisis. The song is about what people do when they feel life is passing them by: Corvettes; hair dyes; and Botox. For me writing and recording and traveling my own material isn’t a midlife crisis; it’s simply a continuation and growth of what I’ve been doing the past two decades.
I’ve been able to do a bunch of fun things in my music career. I’ve played keyboards for Joey Mullins of Badfinger. I co-wrote the score for a Chicago Theater District run play. I’ve screamed in a thrash metal band. I sang baritone in a barbershop quartet. I played piano in a jazz band. I yodel and play keys, guitar and harmonica in a polka band. I’ve sat in with many great musicians.
While listing these things I started wondering what my life would be like if I didn’t have music. I’m grateful that I don’t have to know the answer.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-360-8779Jason Bennett Shows