Twenty-three year old Jason Damico 2015 CMA Rock Male Artist of the Year, Video of the Year "Hold Me A Little Closer" Nominee, 2015 IBC Competitor and 2014 Triangle Blues Challenge Winner brings his good time blues and rock & roll to your venue.
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Twenty-one year old, child prodigy, Jason Damico brings his good time blues, rock & roll to your venue or private event. Expect to be ushered back in time to the rock-blues tunes and sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Mark Farner, Robert Cray, etc and at the same time find yourself projected forward to the vibes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc as Damico's second CD, "Terra Firma" features more of a rock, blues, funk fusion that will make you sure to dance all night. His near virtuoso guitar licks and smooth, warm baritone vocals, with just the right mix of raspy tones and occasional James Brown type screams make each performance exciting and entertaining. You won't be disappointed.
This rockin’, contemporary blues, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter at 15 years of age became the youngest member of the Duke University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John V. Brown, Jr. Carolina Music Awards 2015 Rock Male Artist of the Year, 2015 CMA nominee Video of the Year "Hold Me A Little Closer", 2014 CMARock Male Artist of the Year nominee, 2014 Triangle Blues Society Blues Challenge Solo Winner, a recipient of the 2010 Best Overall Musician Award from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Music, voted 2011 Carolina Youth Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Semi-finalist Winner, child prodigy Jason Damico has shared the stage with jazz, blues and Broadway greats such as: Vincent Gardner (trombone), Ray Codrington (trumpet), Kevin Mahogany (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Joe Chambers (drums), Monty Alexander (piano), Trae Pierce (bass/vocals/lead guitar/piano), Big Daddy Wilson (vocals/guitar), Claudette King (vocals), Lucky Peterson (piano/guitar/vocals), Slam Allen (guitar/lead vocals) and John Arthur Greene (NBC's Peter Pan, West Side Story/Matilda).
If you enjoy listening to the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Cray, Jim Morrison, Mark Farner, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. this artist is a must see! Jason's philosophy towards the music he writes and performs is "to keep REAL organic, emotionally moving music ALIVE and WELL with a passion and positive message."
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1994, an area rich in American Roots music, Jason's fascination with sound became apparent as a toddler with his ability to discern individual instruments in a piece of (link hidden) up in a family that valued music, he began formal piano lessons at 3, drums at 4, guitar at 9 (self-taught) and writing originals at 10. At 13 he started performing professionally in local coffee shops, private parties, weddings and church where he was affectionately known as Drummin' Damico.
In 2010, while in high school, for the purpose of creating a platform to introduce his original music to a live audience, Jason formed his first band known today as Jason Damico and the New Blue. New Blue’s current members include: Brad Russell/Charlton Provatas/Alex Bingham (bass/back-up vocals), Kevin Boxell/Dan Gamma/Jason Furman (drums/back-up vocals), Jason Damico (guitar/lead vocals) and an occasional guest appearance by Jim Ferris (saxophone).
Damico enjoys playing, singing, songwriting, recording and producing music for himself and others. To date, he has produced “For You” (released February 10, 2010) and “Represent” for C.M. Represent (released September 4, 2011). His debut CD, “Blood, Sweat & Blues” (released September 24, 2014) depicts a work of passion as he wrote all the songs, performed all the instruments, recorded and produced the full CD himself. Jason's second album, "Terra Firma", a new and refreshing sound of blues, rock and funk fusion is expected to be released fall 2015. Visit (link hidden)
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