in 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio, Jason Kelly began playing guitar
seriously at the age of 17, which normally in the world
of music is considered a late start. He practiced up to
16 hours a day, until he literally couldnt feel his
fingers anymore, and would then study music theory the rest
of the time! By the time he was 19 he began giving lessons.
After surviving a serious car accident around Christmas
2005, in which he and his family were hit by a drunk driver,
Jason has approached his music with a new energy, determined
not to procrastinate any further; reaffirming that life
is unpredictable. Jason is currently working on his first
album and the demo versions of the songs can be heard on
his MySpace page and ordered from there in the form of a
5 song CD.
He says Through outlets such as MySpace and YouTube,
Ive reached an audience I wouldnt have had access
to otherwise. Its often a surreal feeling, that I
can write and record something, and almost instantly have
it receive thousands of listens and comments. Through my
MySpace page I have received great responses to my songs
from well-known musicians and listeners all around the world.
I also won 3 honors on YouTube for my song Face the
Music within 24 hours of posting it! As a result
of the online exposure, Jason has received airplay from
various radio stations around the world and has appeared
in Guitar Player magazine.
of these accomplishments have taken place within only 6
months of starting his MySpace page.
Jasons current focus is instrumental rock music but
he is open to working with a vocalist or band. His music
has managed to attract a wide audience including listeners
who dont typically listen to instrumentals. This is
due to his melodic songwriting style, which sounds like
vocal songs that just happen to be played on a guitar.
He is currently writing and recording new material as well
as redoing the material from the demos that appear on his
Kelly has a fabulous sense of melody
Michael Molenda, editor-in-chief Guitar Player magazine
Much better songwriting than most instrumental stuff
out there." Dave Weiner, guitarist Steve
doing what you're doing, people are listening! - Ty
My interview with
My MySpace page: www.myspace.com/jasonsnewmusic
Recent Truth in Shredding article: http://truthinshredding.blogspot.com/2007/04