Mississippi-based and California-bred, Jason Daniels has music in his blood. It runs in his family, and it runs through his veins. He writes and sings songs about the joys and pitfalls of a life well lived, and weaves these road worn stories together with an uplifting message to raise the collective vibration.
Growing up in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, music made an early impression on Daniels. He picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and wrote his first song by the age of 12. Inspired by his uncles, George and Paul Richey, musicians, songwriters and publishers: mainstays in the Nashville music community. Uncle George penned songs, The Grand Tour and A Picture of Me Without You, among other hits and was married to Tammy Wynette.
As an adult, Daniels spent many years playing music, traveling and creating the adventures that inspired his first full-length album, Dashboard Visions and Rearview Reflections (October 2013). DVRR was tracked live and recorded to 2” tape at The Bomb Shelter, in Nashville, Tennessee where he lived for several years. Maverick Magazine claimed it to be “full of soul and grit” and an “...album well worth seeking out.” The Vail Daily described it as “music that makes you want to experience life to its fullest.
In 2012, while finishing DVRR, Daniels relocated to Jackson, Mississippi. "I wanted to breathe the air and drink the water,” says Daniels referring to his move to “The City with Soul”.
Daniels played regionally and toured across the West over the next few years before discovering his creative muse again and birthing his second studio album, Downloads From The Universe (July 2020). The uplifting follow up to his lauded debut album was recorded to tape at Jackson’s legendary Malaco Studios and released to vinyl, CD and across digital platforms. During the pandemic, Downloads proved to be “a breath of fresh air,” according to Take Effect Reviews. Jeff Burger described the album as “loose, spontaneous, and reminiscent of 1970s LPs from acts like the Grateful Dead and Delaney and Bonnie.”
In 2021, the band released the single Mystery Train, Daniels again partnered with Malaco’s Chief Studio Engineer, Kent Bruce, who engineered and mastered the recording.
With the band back to touring, fans enjoyed their Summer Tour '22 where they performed in Colorado, Utah and Nevada.
Check out the Jason Daniels Band on their Ramblin’ Tour ’23 this summer in a town near you!