Jason is a Milwaukee-based folk/rock singer, songwriter, and a veteran of the Iraq War. He is a tireless advocate for veteran’s issues, for peace, and was named a “Peacemaker of the Year” in 2009 by the Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice. He recently released his latest album “Trying to Find My Way Home,” a concept album based on his own war experiences and on his attempts after his homecoming to regain the man he was before he was deployed.
Jason began his musical career playing around campfires in his home town of Eagle River, Wisconsin, and later relocated to Oshkosh. He hosted several weekly open mics, wrote dozens of songs, and played hundreds of shows from 1995 until he deployed in 2003. For over five years after his return in 2004 he was unable to finish more than a single song despite songwriting once being his greatest joy in life. During this time, Jason struggled with his war experiences as best he could, suffer through bouts of PTS, depression, and self-medication. Breaking the cycle, he began to volunteer for Veterans For Peace, Milwaukee Chapter 102 and its Homeless Veterans Initiative