JASON DARLING grew up near Woodstock, NY, and began playing guitar at a young age. After bouncing through a next-generation Deadhead phase, Darling ended up in Greenwich Village, retracing Bob Dylan's footsteps, digging on slide guitar and folk-blues, and working at fames Electric Lady studios. Casual collaborations with pal Leona Naess started paying the bills when she signed with MCA. Darling contributed guitars and songwrinting to 2000's Comatised and participated in the resulting world tour. In between dates he signed with L.A. indie Surprise Truck, wrote and recorded his debut album, and issued it in early 2001. Underground was a literate yet rootsy affair that showcased Darling's expressive slide guitar work. In October 2003, he returned with Night Like My Head (Yep Roc). The effort featured broader arrangements that were filled out with keys and drum programming, and drew comparisons to the work of Shawn Mullins and Jeb Loy Nichols. Darling supported the album with numerous dates, mostly on the East Coast. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi

*Jason Darling is currently performing with California and James Maddock and has played either professionally or by happenstance with Leona Naess, Natalie Merchant, Ryan Adams, Anthony D’amato, Liz Longley , Hope Debates and the north forty, Wee Andi and the midnight sound, Andy Shernoff of the Dictators, Jesse Malin, Simone Felice and the Duke and the king, Gavin Degraw, Jason Lader, Karen Deberg, Antonia Bennett, Holly Knight, Conehead Buddha, Kate Fenner and Chris and Kate, Bonnie Lundy, California…

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