JASON MORTON FIRST TIME AT UJ RIO 05/24/2019
Jason Morton and The Chesapeake Sons owes their geographical roots to the Atlantic seaboard, but its sonic heritage connects the band firmly to The Black Crowes, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Marshall Tucker Band.
With Jason Morton and The Chesapeake Sons, a 10-track collection on indie Copperline Music Group, the four-piece ensemble blends effusive melodies, fierce musicianship, convicted vocals, and smart lyrics in a diverse song stew that dips – in Southern-rock fashion – into rock, blues, country, gospel, and even psychedelia.
Jason Morton and The Chesapeake Sons are a talented bunch, but they’re also a working-class group, determined to keep a firm hold on the everyday-American spirit at the heart of their music.
“If you want to go get a thousand new fans, go shake a thousand hands,” founder and lead singer Jason Morton said. “The people that are still here with us today are the people that we developed long-term relationships with, and they come to the shows because they know that not only are they gonna see a kickass show, but we’re gonna hang out with them after.”