Jason Robert Blum is a songwriter who in the last fifteen years has called Austin, TX and Brooklyn, NY home. In 2013, he released the album, Radio Dial and toured as a solo artist in support of both Kat Edmonson and Alejandro Escovedo. He cowrote the songs, “Until We Start To Kiss” and “For Two” for Kat Edmonson’s album, The Big Picture produced by Mitchel Froom for SONY records.
Later that year, Jason inked a deal with Words and Music Publishing in Nashville and immediately began writing a new body of work for a solo album. Jason retreated to Terlingua, an isolated ghost town on the Rio Grande border in West Texas’ big bend for inspiration.
Jason recorded the album, Invisible Words with legendary producer Jim Scott . They recruited an all star band including JJ Johnson, Dave Monsey, Blake Mills and Dave Palmer. and toured with Matthew Logan Vasquez in 2016 and later that year took a sabbatical in central Mexico and continued writing and performing his songs south of the border.
New Years day 2017 the phone rang and it was Matthew Logan Vasquez who invited Jason to record in New Mexico with an all star cast of songwriters including David Ramirez, Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child and Nathaniel Rateliff. The Nightsweats were the backing band and grammy winning producer, Adrian Quesada assisted in engineering and performed some guitar and bass duties. That band is called GLORIETTA and the album will be released and subsequent tour in Oct 2018. the band has also been invited to perform at Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon in July and August. Glorietta will release an EP late August of 2018 and will tour upon the LP release in the fall of 2018 including an appearance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
Jason currently lives in Austin, TX and performs locally solo and with his band (Dave Monsey and JJ Johnson) and is set to return to Plyrz studios in Valencia, CA to record followup solo album with the band and Jim Scott, releasing the album later in the year... The rerelease 2012's self produced, Radio Dial is also in the works..