(If more surfaces, I’ll post it here, so check back.)
Jason also held a mini-workshop for contestants in the ArtBreak Idol contest, as well as serving as one of the judges for ArtBreak Idol. (Thanks to BeckyVee for this info! For her full recap, complete with photos, check out the 2012 Random Shows thread in our forum.)
ETA:If you want to hear Jason doing some judging, you can hear him at around 4:05 here:
There’s a nice little piece about Jason on DMagazine.com, on the occasion of Jason performing at an event supporting Global Health Corps on Sunday. Jason talks a bit about his new album (the one that he’s recording this week), so hop on over and take a look!
If you search back in the archives here (or here, or here, or here, or even here), you’ll find a mention or two of Dallas Unsigned, a showcase for up-and-coming Dallas artists launched by Jason and his brother Michael. Well, today DTune Magazine has spotlighted Dallas Unsigned in an article, complete with a long interview with the two brothers, mostly–but not entirely!–about the showcase.
A little taste:
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Jason: Five years isn’t too far off, so I would hope to be on album #4 by then and still touring. I’d like to be playing theaters…that’s kind of my “sweet spot”.
Michael: This is a weird question for me […] I’d be perfectly happy writing, or would be perfectly happy playing shows. I don’t know where I’ll be in 5 years, I could kinda go anywhere right now. You’ll just have to check back in 5 years.
People Magazine has put together a special issue, looking at every finalist from the first 10 seasons of American Idol. It hit the newstands this past Friday, and luckily for us, a fan posted a scan of the piece about Jason on Twitter:
”Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen (1984), sung during Top 16 Guys — 1980s night.
Jeff Buckley’s ethereal 1994 cover of ”Hallelujah” is beloved by many, so it was a big risk for the dread-headed singer to sit center stage and sing this classic with only a guitar for accompaniment. The gamble paid off: Simon Cowell called Jason’s sweet, plaintive performance ”brilliant.”
Thanks for finding this, ArtTeacher and rose queen!
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