Jason Myles Goss
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
June 27, 2019

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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
196 Allen Street, New York, NY, 10002, US

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
8:30 PM


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Jason Myles Goss Biography

Jason Myles Goss sings his songs like someone is trying to take them away from him, and nowhere is this more apparent than in his stunning second album, Another Ghost. Moving between love ballads, dashboard elegies, and wild-eyed pub waltzes, his writing evokes the grace and economy of David Gray and his voice reverberates with the earnest intensity of Ray Lamontagne, moving tastefully between the plaintive and the bold, the sweet and the soulful, the ragged testimonial and the bittersweet lullaby. Plain and simply-- Jason is a stand-out. In a sea of guitar strumming twenty-somethings singing about lost girlfriends and late nights, Jason's songs resonate at a much deeper level, with lyrics more acutely poetic and stories that pull at something underneath the surface. "For me, a great song always finds a creative way to point to something beyond itself, something subtle that often exists between the lines, but that continues to pull at you long after the song is over." Recorded in an old one-room barn in Grafton, MA, Another Ghost is a collection of songs fashioned together from the remnants of small-town anywhere. Born and raised in quiet Massachusetts mill town this is a world that Jason knows all too well, one full of streetlights, wishing wells, backyard brawlers, and busted-up roads. Influenced by early morning highway drives and AM radio stations, this album deals with holding on to those things that are most important, memories that we relive time and time again, which revisit us like ghosts. "I wanted the album to feel nostalgic and also to have an eye towards the future with all the uncertainty it holds. The first words of the entire album, in Twilight Serenade, are 'So here's to you...' with the idea of giving a toast to all those things that have faded away; the next track, Too Young To Lose, is about making a promise to do what you love despite where ever that may lead, and trying to have faith in yourself." With the help of friends Zack Hickman (Josh Ritter, Tarbox Ramblers, Jake Armerding) on upright bass, accordion, lap steel, and harmonica; Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Erin Mckeown) on piano and Hammond organ; and Jack Shanahan (Jack & Present Co.) on drums, Another Ghost was self -released in April, 2005 to a sold-out crowd at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. The album received critical acclaim and earned Jason spots at legendary music clubs up and down the East coast such as Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), the Tin Angel (Philadelphia), the Living Room (NYC), the Stone Church (Newmarket, NH) and Maxwell's (Hoboken, NJ). Jason has opened for Lori Mckenna, Ellis Paul, Peter Mulvey, Martha Wainwright, Vance Gilbert, and Jess Klein. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.