Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
This multi-award winning New England-based songwriter discovered his father's collection of eight-track tapes as a child and never looked back. After early exposure to songwriter legends like Neil Young, Paul Simon, Jim Croce and Van Morrison along with Motown heavies like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, Jason was inspired to start making the rounds on coffee house stages in his teens. Before long, Jason jumped head-first into the Northeast's burgeoning songwriter scene.
Jason's recently won the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong contest international finals at the South Street Sea Port in New York City. He was also a national finalist in the 2007 Starbucks Music Makers Competition. He toured the East Coast in the Spring of 2006 as part of the Falcon Ridge "Most Wanted" Preview Tour. Jason was honored as a 2006 New Folk Finalist at the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, TX. Jason and the band returned to both Falcon Ridge and Kerrville in the summer of 2007 as main stage acts. Previously, he won the 2005 Songwriting Contest at the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival in NH and was a finalist in the prestigious 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Comp.. Other highlights include Jason's song "Pickup Truck" airing on NPR's "Car Talk" Program and a national appearance on The Food Network's "FoodNation with Bobby Flay." Jason has also scored several wins/nominations.
Bass, Backing Vocals
The newest member of the trio, Adam Frederick is sought after for his broad musicianship and deep pocket. Adam's numerous awards include the Ralph T. Gould Award, 1998 (vocals), Top Prize at Summerworks Film Festival (composition) and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, 1999 (bass).
He has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House in addition to countless clubs and venues across the US, Canada and Europe. Equally comfortable on the both the acoustic and electric bass Adam can supply tasteful melodic nuances that are just as powerful has his deep-pocket deliveries. He consistenly supplies a keen intelligence and a fierce, natural musical intuition. With influences as varied as Pino Paladino and Arvo Part, Adam is an eclectic and exciting musician that has tackled a diverse range of styles including funk, jazz, folk, rock, roots, blues and classical. His tasteful and soulful bass playing along with his stellar vocal harmonies have added a crucial component to the band's unmistakable sound.
At age seven, Reed started out playing along to Rolling Stones records and later began emulating grooves from The Police's ground-breaking "Outlandos d'Amour" as well as the seminal "Led Zeppelin 1."
After receving a formal education in music attending the Los Angeles Academy of Music in the mid-ninties, Reed spent time touring as a drummer with songwriters and performing in various bands in the northeast. He then moved to Nashville where he fine-tuned his skills in recording sessions for roots and Americana artists.
Reed's musical influences range from funk, reggae, hip hop, rock, folk to R&B. Regardless of the style, Reed provides the rhythmic foundation of the band weaving grooves in and around the sound. Keenly aware of the intricacies of song structure and melody, Reed's playing provides the perfect compliment to Jason's subtle vocal style & guitar work and Adam's uniquely original approach to the bass.