Jason Moon is a Milwaukee-based folk/rock singer and songwriter, a veteran of the Iraq War, and a tireless advocate for veteran’s issues. His latest album, Trying to Find My Way Home (2010), is an “accidental 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. His other original solo recordings include Naked Under All These Clothes (1997), his first solo album, and Poverty (2006), a collection of material recorded before his deployment to the Middle East.
Jason began his musical career playing around campfires in his home town of Eagle River, a small community found in the far northeastern reaches of Wisconsin. He later attended UW-Oshkosh and was a driving force behind the burgeoning Fox Valley music scene of the late ‘90s. He hosted several open mics, wrote dozens of songs, and played hundreds of shows from 1995 until he was deployed to Iraq in 2003. In Iraq he performed frequently for his fellow troops, but 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 many bouts of PTSD, depression, and self-medication. Breaking the cycle, he began to volunteer for Never Homeless, Milwaukee’s Homeless Veterans Initiative www.neverhomeless.org). In 2009 he was interviewed for the forthcoming documentary feature film On The Bridge and was asked to record one of his original songs for the credits roll, an experience that energized him to finally begin to write songs again in earnest, and which ultimately led to Trying to Find My Way Home. In addition, he is a 2010 graduate of Cardinal Stitch University, with a Masters degree in Religious Studies.
Jason was awarded the Gold Medal in the Special Recognition category at the 2012 Veterans Administrations arts competition for his original song “Trying to Find My Way Home”, which can be found on the album of the same name. Jason is incredibly honored to be recognized for his work using music to bring healing to veterans.
Jason Moon has performed as a member of the following acts: The North Country Ramblers, Moon & Thacia, Drivinʼ Wheel, Moon & Lipsky, Little Mischief, The Deep Bellum Revival Band, The Great Garbonzos, Every Day Toast, The Paste Eating Elmers, and Moon ʼn Schultzy. He has been honored to share stages with dozens of extremely talented musicians over his many years of performing.
Trying to Find My Way Home is available through this web site and major Internet music