Everyday J
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Everyday J

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"...head and shoulders above his peers..."

Jason Molin’s debut release ”J” showcases his songwriting skills to their full extent. Those of us who have followed his career since its beginnings in Washington, D.C., shouldn’t be surprised by Mr. Molin’s talents. But on “J” they are taken to new heights. His whip-smart lyrics are a hallmark of the artist are coupled with mature and confident compositional and arranging abilities. His playing is never in doubt; Song’s guitar work shines.

Subtle touches of instrumentation and production emerge with total confidence. From Song classics like “Jesus Rode A Bike” to new material such as “For Your Lover” with its wonderful trumpet lines and melodies, his work holds the promise of an artist who refuses to be held down by any convention or stylistic boundaries. Many influences bubble to the surface, but always with one artist’s sensibility.

This is one CD in constant rotation on my CD player. I look forward to more wonderful music from a city, Austin, Texas, bursting with talent and an artist who is rising head and shoulders above his peers.

Mark R. Bacon Host, WFPK, 91.9, - Radio Louisville


Folk Dub - coming spring 2008!
J - 2005
J Gets Ambient - 2003
Solo Mono - 2000
Z is for Zillah - 1999



Jason Molin, or J, is a pop songwriter who shows off poetic lyrics with a sophisticated variety of styles. He rocks jazz, folk, gospel, or funk, and holds it all together with his smooth tenor and honest approach. J�s powerful lyrics and memorable melodies set him apart from imitators. His rich lines rise above interesting arrangements. J is the thinking people�s rock star—and an antidote for a culture of disposable songs.

J released his first album, �J,� in 2005. It focusses on songwriting and storytelling, showcasing a diverse mix of influences. The opening track, �Room 304,� is a pulsing samba romance told in Tom Waits technicolor. �Let Me Go Walkin� With You� is a jazz song worthy of Billy Holiday, finger-picked on an acoustic guitar. In �Jesus Rode a Bike,� J wonders �What kind of car would Jesus drive?� as the guitar rocks and a trumpet trills tight lines. The final song on the album, �Sunday Morn,� pictures a stroll among Dublin street performers with wordplay as cinematic and haunting as Dylan�s �Mr. Tambourine Man.� As J performs his debut album across Texas, he plans an East Coast release in the spring and a West Coast launch in summer. The solo trumpet work found on the CD is blossoming into a horn section that mixes soul and dub influence into his jazzy sound.

J grew up in Washington, D.C., then went off to New York University where he studied philosophy, wrote songs, and performed on Bleeker Street at the Village Gate. After a year abroad in Dublin, Ireland, writing more songs and singing in an Anglican choir, J returned to D.C. and played coffee shops, getting a major start at Iota and the 9:30 Club. A decade ago, J headed south to Austin, where he formed a trio and performed regularly at Ruta Maya, the Cactus Café, and many other venues. J performs regularly with diverse combos of drums, bass, backup singers, horns, and DJs.