Jared Mahone

As a forerunner of the Midwest "garage soul" movement, Jared Mahone fills out singer/songwriter tunes with a band full of powerhouse, pocket players. Mahone has been touring nationally from the inside out for nearly a decade impressing audiences with a wide-range of talents drawing from Ohio soul, story-teller poets, pop melodies, and even classic hip hop. Brandishing transparent venerability, Jared's everyman persona connects in a deep and lasting way across what are often disconnected cultures within America. His latest album, Mixtape, was created as a crowd-focused, crowd-inspired song-a-week writing project where his music followers chose the track listing from the catalog of demo releases. The album was produced by Jerry DePizzo of multi-platinum band O.A.R., mixed by Grammy winner Mike Landolt (Maroon 5) and mastered by Grammy winner Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Beck), all from Jared's hometown of Columbus, Ohio. [+]