Jason Loughlin

Jason Loughlin’s creative guitar playing has supported artists such as Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata, James Burton, Lesley Gore, Nellie McKay, and Mike Viola. With the release of his debut album, Peach Crate, Loughlin steps out of the sideman role to prove that he is a formidable front man in his own right. Drawing upon the rich musical roots--the moods and memories--of his childhood days in Florida, Loughlin’s debut record pays homage to many of his guitar heroes- players like Jimmy Bryant, Hank Garland, Danny Gatton and Les Paul--and to the days when the guitar records they made reigned supreme on the airwaves. Throughout Peach Crate, you can hear the sounds of the old rural South and almost see the scenes of swampland and beaches, horse farms and dirt roads, drifting through as the record spins.

Each track on the album conjures moods through carefully crafted compositions. The title track “Peach Crate,” which features Loughlin on lap steel guitar, cascades effortlessly like a breeze through an orchard. When “Whoopsie Daisy” kicks in, there’s no doubt this is a showpiece, complete with an orchestrated solo that pays tribute to Les Paul’s multi-tracking prowess. The record invokes a surprising range of moods and landscapes, none more than “Steep Grade”. This lumbering Truckerbilly tune sounds like ghost-driven semi rolling down Route 66. Humor and darkness are battling it out on Peach Crate for our benefit.

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”Jason Loughlin wears his guitar-playing heroes on his sleeve, down his arms and into his fingers, which ties directly back into his soul. Loughlin has chops to burn, but he uses them in tasty, easy-going doses that dance across the ears...we hear an instrumentalist of great range, taste and joy. Add to that a killer rhythm section...and you’ve got a record that packs a wallop. Peach Crate is an impressive debut recording”. --Frank Alkyer, Downbeat Magazine

”(FOUR STARS) Wow. All in all, Peach Crate is an excellent debut in a style that you just don't hear enough of nowadays.” --Sean Westergaard, All Music Guide

”Uncannily well-constructed launching pads for great picking. A great “guitar” album that could easily sit alongside those of his inspirations.” --Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine

”The Brooklyn-ite's debut album wondrously fits the space that had been empty since jazz-country genius Danny Gatton

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

I'm located in Brooklyn, NY.  I'm available for private lessons and seminars and I teach all levels(yes, beginners too). My teaching studio is setup with amps, teaching materials, a guitar if you need it and conveniently located 5 minutes away from the L Bedford stop or the JMZ Marcy stop. I can make house calls though I may have to charge a travel fee depending on where you live. Contact me for hour and half hour rates. If you need to miss a lesson let me know 48 hours in advance otherwise I will have to charge you.   If you live somewhere outside of the Tri-State area I can do Skype or Google video lessons. If you would like to do a video lesson please have a general idea of what you would like to work on before hand. After payment is received I will email you any handouts pertaining to the lesson in PDF form. All lessons can be recorded. Email if you have questions. Please check out the website to see all the downloadable lessons, method books and instructional DVDs. Education Experience National Guitar Workshop-Faculty/Seminar instructor Montclair State University Preparatory Department-Adjuct Teacher Montclair Music Studios-Instructor Author of the Twang 101-seminar Monthly Columnist for Premier Guitar Magazine Twang 101 Truefire's 50 Rockabilly Licks You Must Know Method Books Power of Five/Pentatonic Workbook Twang 101 Blues Scale Workbook

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Discography

Peach Crate

Peach Crate

Big Pop Records
2011

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