Jason got his musical start as a self-taught flute/whistle player and Sean Nos singer.
As a professional bladesmith/blacksmith, Jason toured the United States with Renfairs, Highland Games, Civil War reenactments, Irish Music festivals, and SCA events which allowed him to meet and play with a wide variety of musicians from around the world.
After leaving the festival circuit to continue his blacksmithing trade, Jason began to play with a few local sessions and small Celtic bands before becoming one of the founding members of Four Leaf Peat.
A native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Jason has been playing flute, whistle, bodhran, and bones for about 20 years around the southeast, at venues ranging from private parties and weddings to homecoming festivals and fairs. In 2008, Jason was hired to teach Irish percussion at Dollywood during their Festival of Nations and has since taught bodhran and Irish song classes at various regional festivals.
Now going on 15 years with Four Leaf Peat and helping shape the unique sound the band has made for itself, Jason says, "It's great to play with people who can listen and react to what you play and sing with the same groove and feeling. These guys are great for that."