Jason Reeves checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonreeves) on Thursday (November 13) after a long day of driving. The singer songwriter tells readers:
I am a mile high. I am as high as a mile would be if it were laid on end facing the sky. Denver, Colorado is a glorious bowl of lights and crystal air. We drove here all the way from Iowa yesterday. Twelve hours across the prairie flat endlessness of western Iowa and into the great vast void of Nebraska. I should say though that Iowa is not flat, but charmingly rolling. Waves made out of grain. Golden green and rolling. We stopped in Des Moines for lunch and other than that it was simply gasoline until the mountain line. There is no reason to let up when making that trek. We did it like fiends bent on the drug of destination. Bent on getting here.
Jason Reeves checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonreeves) on Saturday (November 1), making his feelings about Tuesday’s U.S. elections clear. The Iowa City singer songwriter tells readers:
If we don’t do something soon to change the direction we are heading, we are all doomed.. It is not a matter of politics. It is a simple truth. We are in trouble and it is impossible not to see. If we don’t act now it may be too late, and the world is much too beautiful to be ruined by human greed. We need to recognize our place among all living creatures and our responsibility to contribute positively to the earth as a whole. I don’t need to tell you any of this, as you already know… But here’s a song I wrote about 4 years ago, hoping that it wouldn’t still apply today…
Jason Reeves posted an acoustic performance of ‘The End’ which the Iowa City singer songwriter shot at his friends house in Butler, Pennsylvania. Reeves writes, “It is flawed and rough and strange but it is honest and true.”
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
LAist spoke with Jason Reeves in a Q&A, asking the singer songwriter about the creative process when he’s writing with someone else such as Colbie Caillat, and if it speeds up the process or makes it slower. “Well, it’s like a multiplication of two people’s imaginations and experiences rather than just one,” Reeves responded. “So it’s not addition. When you put two people together, it seems like the potential just opens up completely — into a different place than you would expect. It’s not just like ‘Oh, there are two people, so it’s going to be twice as good.’ I think it’s insanely larger than that. So that’s my favorite part about writing with somebody — there’s this limitless possibility and that’s why it’s exciting. You would never get that song if you were writing by yourself. It just wouldn’t exist.” Read more.
The Daily Orange caught up with Jason Reeves in a Q&A, where the singer songwriter talked about how he wanted ‘The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (And Other Frightening Tales…)’ to sound more like a book than a CD, how he views writing with someone else as his favorite way to pen a song, the tour with Tyrone Wells going “awesome”, crediting the internet for his success, his view that “technology is ruining us”, not having a favorite song on his album, and his relationship with Colbie Caillat.
“We’re really, really good friends,” the 24-year-old said. “I’d say we’re brother and sister. (The videos of us sitting on the beach), that’s what it’s like. It’s perfect. The mood of those videos is a pretty good description of how it is when we’re hanging out and writing. It’s really easy. We just have a good time doing it. We started off writing music in the first place without any reason or intention of let’s make a record for you or anything like that. It was just us writing because we liked doing it.”
Check out the full interview at dailyorange.com.
Jason Reeves checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonreeves) on Sunday (September 7). The Iowa City singer songwriter tells readers:
Hey humans and robots and aliens and animals… Whoever reads internet posts these insane days… I’ve got some pretty exciting news, if you haven’t heard yet… My album comes out IN STORES THIS TUESDAY!!! (Sept. 9) It’s taken so long and we’ve all been working so ridiculously hard, but so much of it is because of you…!!! Without you guys/gals this wouldn’t be happening and I must make that clear.
I am kept going by your words, by your support, by your energy and by the simple connection we so fortunately have… I’ll keep writing if you keep reading, and I’ll keep singing if you
sing with me…. ;)
Jason Reeves visited the TV Guide studio for an exclusive performance of ‘Just Friends’ and ‘You In A Song’, both off his debut album ‘The Magnificent Adventures Of A Heartache’. Before performing, Reeves talked about the story behind the album title, dropping out of college to become a musician, being fortunate enough to meet Colbie Callait when he arrived in California, and touring with Tyrone Wells this fall.
The interview and performances at YouTube have since been removed.
Jason Reeves and Tyrone Wells posted a YouTube clip performing their duet ‘Give Me One Reason’. Before playing, they talked about the Jason’s new album album and Tyrone’s new single coming out September 9th, and plans to go on tour together this fall. Watch the message and performance below the cut. (more…)
ARTISTdirect spoke with Jason Reeves in a Q&A, where the singer songwriter talked about the chemistry he shares with his good friend Colbie Caillat. “There’s something different that goes on when we sing together,” Reeves said. “There’s something that really works about our voices when they’re paired. I think we’re on the same page with music, writing and singing. We got along really well in the first place. It seems like it’s meant to be. It was kind of an absurd, random meeting in the first place. She was the first person I met out here. I came out to record with Michael. My intention was to come out for a week and record. It was the first time that I was out here by myself. I had initially planned on going back to Iowa. After a day or so, I made the decision that I wasn’t leaving. I fell in love with the West Coast. Everything about this place is pretty amazing to me, coming from Iowa. The first thing you’ve got to do when you move somewhere is make friends. Colbie was the first one I met. I pretty much lived at her house because I didn’t have a place to stay. We hung out all the time and wrote music. Maybe there’s a great deal of luck meeting somebody so real because there are a lot of people out here that aren’t anywhere near as real as she is. I think something else had to do with it, but I didn’t do it.” Check out the entire interview here.
Jason Reeves posted a cover of the Bob Dylan classic ‘Times They Are A Changin’ in the scenic backdrop of Sedona, Arizona. The Iowa City singer songwriter’s album ‘The Magnificent Adventures of Heartached and Other Frightening Tales’ will be available digitally on August 5th via Warner Bros. Records.
Video at YouTube has since been removed.