Jason Damato
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Jason Damato

San Diego, California, United States

San Diego, California, United States
Band Alternative Acoustic


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"Artist to Watch"

Selected for Clear Channel for NEW! Artist feature – live as of 2/5:

http://www.clearchannelmusic.com/new2/discover/index.html?format=169 - ClearChannelMusic.com

"EP Review"


“Music is my way of living.” Take a listen to the laid back life of Jason Damato with his debut EP ‘Floating Down a River’ - An epic indie release that hit the streets January 20, 2009 and is available on iTunes, Amie Street, Rhapsody, and Amazon MP3.

In the best traditions of Ben Harper and Jack Johnson [literally], Jason Damato is set to carry the torch through the next generation of mellow flow beach tunes. The EP name says it all: Just imagine yourself in a tropical paradise, board shorts/bikini on, drink/joint in hand…’Floating Down a River’ listening to some beach tunes.

The album brings in some veteran talent to back Damato up with the musical caliber he deserves. Tom Freund, “known for his solo work and collaborations with Ben Harper, co-produced the album”, and “[the man] enlisted to provide the beat was Adam Topol, who drums for Jack Johnson”. From the title track through ‘Capsized’, ‘Life You Love’, to the very last song - a live version of ‘Hold On To Me’…any listener can tell this is more than just your average ‘Debut EP’. The songs flow from emotion and genuinely come off as the heart-felt art of Jason Damato.

‘Floating Down a River’ is a ‘must’ own EP for any music fan interested in getting into some top-notch talent before he becomes a household name.

Reviewed by: Gary Jacobs [disclosure - as of 2/25/09 author works for Jason Damato]

http://skopemag.com/2009/02/09/jason-damato-floating-down-a-river - SkopeMag.com

"EP Review"

Adan Vasquez

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Published: Friday, February 13, 2009

Updated: Friday, February 13, 2009

Full of promise, acoustic artist and San Diego native, Jason Damato releases his debut EP, Floating Down a River, which gives listeners something strong with emotion, love and soul for their ears to enjoy.

The title song, “Floating Down a River,” the most catchiest song of the EP, sets up the sound and feel from which the rest of the songs follow. It uses very calming and acoustic guitar and Damato uses his strong, soulful voice to capture the attention of the listener.

The second track, “Capsized,” becomes stronger as Damato tells a story with his smooth voice. Listeners might imagine a time when a perfect-looking girl walked by and they found themselves unable to stop looking back, and thinking the opportunity is too good to pass up. It's a very good song that keeps with the flow of the first track.

The third track, “Life You Love,” follows the same rhythm of the previous two songs, with strong vocals and smooth acoustic sound.

The next two songs, “Sing You to Sleep” and “Just Not Home,” take a step back. The instrumentals in these two songs slow down, but it allows Damato to showcase his smooth, yet powerful voice to keep the listener engaged and feeling the emotions of love, pain and happiness he might have been feeling when he wrote these songs.

The final track is an acoustic ballad called, “Hold on to Me.” Although not as clear as the other tracks on the EP, it's just as satisfying. However, what it does, that the others do not, is show Damato’s voice is just as strong live as it is in studio.

Floating Down a River was very enjoyable. Damato is a talented musician, and if this album is any indication, future releases could be just as satisfying. Damato will be performing to promote his new album at Genghis Cohen on Feb. 23.

http://www.dailytitan.com/detour/review_floating_down_a_river-1.1380350 - The Daily Titan [CSU Fullerton]


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**The Damato Times** updated 1/2/10

- Jason recently passed **2.5 Million** song plays on myspace for 2009.

Jason Damato Song 'Floating Down A river selected to **Custom Channels**. Intially this will include **Whole Foods Market** [Rocky Mountain region], and the New Music Channel that plays on radio stations KBCO/Denver, KINK/Portland and KTCZ/Minneapolis

-Jason Damato Video 'One Warm Coat' selected for **Swept Away TV** - a nationally distributed teen music/pop culture TV show. They are national winners of a 2004 AEGIS AWARD and finalists in the Billboard Music Video Awards for Regional Programs. Swept Away TV is seen in 42 markets including NYC, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta and Phoenix and is estimated to be available in 19 million households.

-Jason Damato video 'One Warm Coat' selected to **The A&R Channel** which provides music programming for Comcast Cable to air on both The A&R Channel, an on demand music channel, and through Comcast's "music videos A-Z" on demand. Comcast has 24.2 million cable customers

- Jason Damato song 'Floating Down a River' will appear in the **Movie** **When in Rome** starring Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Houston and **Danny Devito**.

- Jason Damato song Floating Down a River selected to **Delta Airlines** 'Indie Showcase' Program . The showcase will air for 30 of every 90 minutes for two months (September/October). This breaks down to the song being played apx. 14,000 times on 42,540 flights to over 5 million listeners. Floating Down a River will also be announced on air and listed in Delta�s online Sky magazine.

Jason Damato video One Warm Coat selected to FuseTV On Demand for Sept. 2009 airing. Fuse On Demand, is available in millions of homes across the US as part of the free on demand offering from cable carriers like Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, and FiOS, as well as Verizon VCast. http://www.fuse.tv/

-In **eight weeks** since the release of �Floating Down A River� on 1-20-09, the EP has been streamed almost **1,000,000 times**, Jason�s myspace page received over **500,000 profile views**, and over **35,000 video plays**.

-Jason partnered with **OneWarmCoat.org**. They are a partner of **Good Morning America**, the Whitehouse etc. for coat drives. Windowtothebeach.com is featured and Jason wrote One Warm Coat song for iTunes and GMA. One Warm Coat in the video section of this EPK.

-Jason was a **homepage feature** on **iSound.com 1/19-1/24**. �Floating Down a River� featured as isound.com Daily Download 1/16. Signed CD giveaway on iSound.com *Includes opt-ins for future email list! http://www.isound.com/contests/?c=277

-�Floating down a river� was selected as a track in the April Blender Rhapsody mixs distributed in all issues

-Radio:-On Sirius the coffeehouse station.

-WindowToThebeach featured in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine online � LA Log

- �Floating Down a River� placements in: Tap Tap Revenge (Feb 1.)

-�Floating Down a River� will be a �hot track� on Slide.com

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Originally from San Diego, Jason Damato is a vibrant and colorful character who has the rare ability to draw people to him and his music. Remarkably observant and intrinsically soulful for a mere twenty-one year old, Damato�s passion for music is more than a career as it is a way of life. �Music is my way of living. You have to live the life you love and love the life you live. For me, that is creating music.�

Damato recently completed work on his debut EP, "Floating Down A River" which found him working with some industry veterans. Tom Freund, known for his solo work and collaborations with Ben Harper, co-produced the album bringing his vast musicality and a wealth of experience to the table. � Tom has become a musical big brother to me, he really helped me to focus on my style and he created a really supportive vibe in and out of the studio. Some of the people he brought in to help us just blew my mind. I am truly fortunate� Damato adds.

One of those musicians Freund enlisted to provide the beat was Adam Topol who drums for Jack Johnson and Culver City Dub Collective. Topol added his touch and helped bring Damato�s songs to life. �Working with Adam was a truly humble experience, with all these great musicians how can I go wrong?� Damato says.

The result of the collaboration is a beach-tinged good time coined by Damato as some old-fashion beach soul.