About Jason Runnells
Jason Runnells, since the age of 16 has been a present force in the music scene of Colorado. Starting out in coffee shops, Jason soon found his audience growing. Jason has obtained a large following in the college community, but has not been limited to just a younger audience. You will find many different age groups in the crowd, anyone from teenagers, soccer moms, and of course the inspiring guitar player that is dazzled by Jason's abilities on the six string. Not limited to just solo performance (or genre), Jason also played lead guitar in a house band for two years that was focused primarily on country music. Jason has opened for artists such as Brad Paisley, Big and Ritch and Brooks and Dunn, just to name a few. And has played to crowds in excess of 10,000 people.
Jason Runnells passion and intensity for the music he plays catches a lot of attention. Fans say that it is the live performances that you can't miss. From his large and distinct voice to his trademark guitar playing. Rooted in the blues, Jason has tried to incorporate numerous styles into his music. "I have tried to hide as many things as possible into my music." Jason says; "I feel a lot of people get stuck into listening to a certain type of music and don't tend to stray from that preference. My goal when writing a song, is to hide all my favorite genres into a 3min format, when people hear it they may label it as "pop", but they actually have just listened to numerous types of music and didn't even know it." Some of Jason's influences include; Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson and Prince.
Jason's first release titled: One Foot Out The Door Pre Release-EP, was released on iTunes during the middle of 2007. He is currently writing new material, and exploring even more genres. Jason's talent has taken him all over the country doing what he loves. "Music is just what I do, I've been playing for people my entire life, and I don't intend to quit. Music has given me so much, It's my intension to share the things I have experienced and learned and hope that it might help someone else that may be listening."