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Jason Spooner

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Portland ME, United States

New England-based songwriter Jason Spooner from Portland, Maine discovered the family stereo at a very early age and never looked back. He attributes his musical roots to his father’s secret stash of 8 track tapes. “My parents always stayed visibly hip when it came to the records they displayed publicly…disco in the 70’s, pop in the 80’s.”, says Jason. “It was finding my dad’s collection of tunes early on that really set me off on the right foot.” Whether it was the intricate songsmanship of Jim Croce and early Van Morrison or the heart-felt soul of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, Jason began to absorb a variety of styles and influences. “If I’d stuck to the Bee Gee’s records that my parents kept out for house guests to peruse”, imagines Jason, “things may have been very different…scarily different.”
Jason was naturally drawn to the acoustic guitar and began writing and performing at local coffee houses in his teens. His unique chops began to take shape during a year in Europe living in London, England and then in Seville, Spain. In London, Jason became a regular at local folk and blues clubs throughout the city. It was here that he became known as a formidable songwriter known for smooth, soulful vocal delivery and engaging live performances. In Spain, Jason continued to perform in clubs, public squares and festivals. Deeply influenced by Andalucian flamenco and gypsy music, he developed a unique rhythmic playing style that continues to shine through as one of his trademarks today; “The Spanish players gave me a completely new vocabulary in terms of approaching the acoustic guitar. Their style incorporates a great deal of energy and capitalizes on the percussive elements of the instrument.

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  • CrassII

    Found Jason Spooner last year & I love this guy! His lyrics are much better than the formulaic stuff on the radio & he's got a soothing voice... just not enough music!

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • lakeloon

    I discovered this guy last night in Durham, NC. His trio opened for B.B. King. Immediately bought one of the CDs from the souvenir table.

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • denaeirene

    I found Jason Spooner by accident and I added practically every song he has available to my library. I've been searching last.fm for a certain something... a sound I knew was out there but couldn't find... until now! Everything about these songs are fantastic. Fantastic. Give us more!

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • diamondgrrl

    First of all: AWESOME. Second: The wiki really needs updating. Third: Does this guy not have a Facebook or tour dates? Fourth: Why the heck aren't more people listening?

    29 Nov 2010 Reply
  • wombat454

    `where's his grammy!

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • thewisedragon

    Beautifully brilliant!

    27 Sep 2009 Reply

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