Jason Moon: Musician
BREAKING NEWS! The song “Trying to Find My Way Home”, written and performed by Jason Moon and available on the album of the same name, has been awarded the Gold Medal in the Special Recognition category at the 2012 Veterans Administrations arts competition! Jason is incredibly honored to be recognized for his work using music to bring healing to veterans.
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.
Jason recorded and released his first album, Naked Under All These Clothes, in 1997. In 2006 he released Poverty, a collection of material written and recorded before his deployment to the Middle East. He was unable to professionally record and produce this album, but it is his hope that in the near future he will be able to revisit the material collected on it and release it in a more finished form.
In 2009 Jason was interviewed for the forthcoming documentary feature film On The Bridge and was asked to record one of his original songs for the film’s credits roll, an experience that energized him to finally begin to write songs again in earnest, and which ultimately led to the release of Trying to Find My Way Home.
In 2010, Jason released Trying to Find My Way Home, 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. In Iraq he frequently performed 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.
Based on the success of TTFMWH in the veterans community, Jason started a new nonprofit, Warrior Songs, Inc., in 2012. Warrior Songs seeks to take the stories provided by veterans and honor them by setting them to music and turning them into songs. Most of Jason’s efforts lately have been devoted to this new project, but he is also in the early stages of recording a new album of original material. This album will be an exploration of love, pain, and the mundane, and Jason hopes to use an online funding organization (e.g. Kickstarter or Indiegogo) to raise the necessary funds to record, produce, and distribute it.
Jason Moon currently performs as a solo artist and as a member of the following acts: Moon & Schultzy, Little Mischief, The Paste Eating Elmers, and Moon & Thacia. He has previously performed as a member of: The North Country Ramblers, Drivinʼ Wheel, Moon & Lipsky, The Deep Bellum Revival Band, The Great Garbonzos, and Every Day Toast. He has been honored to share stages with dozens of extremely talented musicians over his many years of performing.
For booking and retail album inquiries, please contact Full Moon Music.Jason Moon is also a veteran, and an activist, and he is on a mission. Find out how you can help here.