Jason Dea West
American poet, songwriter and troubadour
(Folk, country, western, traditional and alternative)
Jason Dea West is an American troubadour who sings what he lives and lives what he sings. Wests’ poignant lyrics are brilliantly blended with vintage country, folk and blues, and timely sensibilities. From epic guitar and harmonica instrumentals to humorous song as story, Jason never strays very far from the anarchic punk-folk roots of his beloved former band Barefoot Surrender and his celebrated current band Intuitive Compass.
Jason’s younger days as a busker and freight train hopper fostered his keen sense of road-inspired American musical history. Jason toured extensively with guest musicians and bands throughout the lower 48 States and Alaska, appearing in barn dances and taverns, theaters and music festivals, the circus and vaudeville circuits, on radio and in film. He has shared the stage with the likes of Larry and His Flask, Lost Dog Street Band, Hot Damn Scandal, Lucas Hicks, The Crux, Carl Kummerlei, and countless others.
Dea West has worked with several renowned recording engineers, including Scot Hackwith, Dennis Dragon, and Steven Hart, producing six studio albums, each of which is its own strange story and style.
Jason resides in the remote Applegate Valley in the Siskiyou mountain range of Oregon. Off the road, Jason enjoys making music and art, horseback
riding, hiking and swimming, and getting lost in the high country with his family. Dea West has also recently joined Cassette LA, a music & mix house based in LosAngeles that specializes in musical scores for television and film.
Jason belongs to the wild lands and what is left of the American countryside…
“Journey Into Today” is Jason Dea West’s new solo release.
The record is anchored by Jason’s extraordinary vocals, guitar and harmonica. He is joined by a group of excellent musicians, including his Partner & Muse, Aurelia Anne Cohen on accordion and vocals.
Writing all 13 songs over a period of 10 years on the road, Jason continues his rich musical progression. He has crafted songs that blend together Traditional Country and Blues and makes these revered American genres his own.
The result is a spirited and timeless “Journey Into Today.”