Jason McGinnis

Jason McGinnis

BandAlternativePop

Imagine an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar and a bass guitar all married a synthesizer and gave birth. Add the soulful, calmingly gritty voice of Jason McGinnis and what you have....is Electro Acoustic Pop Rock =)

Biography

Beginning his affair with music at 6 years old and hailing from the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Jason McGinnis has been through an amazingly wide range of musical experiences spanning from choirs as a young boy to drumming for the United States Army on a four year tour. Over the course of his life Jason has continued to revel in his passion for music by refining and mastering his skills as a vocalist, drummer, guitar slinger, and pianist. Now out of the military, he hopes to further his career as a singer/songwriter. Strongly influenced by the songwriting of Jeff Buckley, Dave Matthews, and Jon Mayer and sampling from an array of diverse musical styles Jason aims to create a sound that is unique, eclectic, and timeless. His songs are heartfelt stories of survival and battles with self that are both poetic and real. Utilizing the wide depth and range of his soulful voice Jason has set out to create a type of music that is exciting and moving to every ear while expressing lyrics that are poignant to every heart, a sound that each person can relate to.

Lyrics

Knock Knock

Written By: Jason McGinnis

Can't believe this
There I go to tie one on again
So Ridiculous that it's so hard to keep control

Everytime I play this game
So easy for me to sink in shame
So I wait to hear

Knock, Knock, Knock
Who's rockin' my door
Knock, Knock, Knock
Never heard you before
Knocking my door

Can't believe this
There I go down on my knees again
So ridiculous asking life to just make sense

Everytime I play this game
So easy for me to speak your name
So I wait to hear

Knock, Knock, Knock
Who's rockin' my door
Knock, Knock, Knock
Never heard you before
Knocking my door

Be not afraid of the strength that you gain when you open
Be not afraid of the strength that you gain when you answer

When you answer.....

Knock, Knock, Knock
Who's rockin' my door
Knock, Knock, Knock
Never heard you before
Knocking my door

Knock, Knock, Knock
Who's rockin' my door
Knock, Knock, Knock
Never heard you before

Gonna Be

Written By: Jason McGinnis

Holding my head in my hands
Ordinarily the way I would be
You would think life has got the best of me
Hello...Hey...who's that? Say it again please....
Man, that's some killer advice
It's been a while since I've been able to smile
I'm never again giving in to the bountiful negatives I've heard
Or the 'save yourself' surrenders I have learned here.

It's gonna be ok
It's gonna be ok
It's gonna be ok my friend
It's gonna be ok and everyday may you remember...when you taste lifes' cup of change...
It's gonna be ok

Planting my pain on the surface
Ordinarily the way I would see
I don't think so these kaliedascope eyes got to go.

Hello...Hey! I know you...been a long time.
So good to see you again
Cuz it's been forever since I've seen myself as clever...

And I'm never again giving in to the bountiful negatives I've heard.
Or the save yourself surreneders I have learned.
All these doubts and tears and fears and cheers of hopelessness are gone.
As a whisper cries carry on...

It's gonna be ok
It's gonna be ok
It's gonna be ok my friend
It's gonna be ok and everyday may you remember...when you taste lifes' cup of change...
It's gonna be ok

Discography

U-Turn - 2007

www.myspace.com/jasonpmcginnis
www.purevolume.com/jasonmcginnis

Set List

Original Set - 50mins

Knock Knock
Enemy Lines
Turn This Way
The Best
Stoked
Squeezy Pieces
Gonna Be
Miracle
Suddenly Silent
Runaway

IF we do covers : 4 - 45 minute sets

Typical Bands we Cover

Coldplay
Dave Matthews Band
John Mayer
Radiohead
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tonic
Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Cash
Foo Fighters
Nickelback
Jimmy Eat World
The Cure
Counting Crows
Blue October
Stone Temple Pilots
Sublime
Fuel