The Shape, Look and Sound of the Rockin' Guitarist.
On a schoolday afternoon at the age 11, Jason Harmon sits cross-legged in the afternoon stillness of a small bedroom with his starter guitar. The pentatonic patterns which he is supposed to learn for this weeks guitar lesson, lie discarded on the floor. Instead, Jason is bent in concentration over that holiest of holy grails for an aspiring guitarist: Sheet music for Stairway to Heaven. That other stale tablature never inspired anyone to play, but Page's iconic solo, with its searing emotional intensity, sure has. From music like this, all the hammer-ons, pull-offs, and soulful bends will follow. And that elusive commodity that doesn't show up on the printed page. Taste. With the lessons of years under his fingers, Jason Harmon now plays in a hot group that tours the circuit. This great showcase for playing that sits solid in the pocket, with a wickid groove: another intangible of Jason's craft, in high demand but in short supply. It's yet one more diamond-facet of Jason's playing. Before this group, he played locally and regionally with the best talent in and around Birmingham, playing rock covers and more recently today's hottest hits. This has given Jason the chance to shine on lead as well as rhythm in many diverse line-ups. Night after night, serving up signature solos with the power of rock. Playing around town in duos and full line-ups, as well as outside his home turf. Some of Jason's live performances have been truly showcased at countless events and venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, as well as major music festivals across Alabama and the rest of the southeast of America. Jason has also played other charitable events and one off concerts. Jason has consistently navigated between cover and original music; he has played grooves in the pocket and he has played solos with blazing abandon. His musical resume is that of a guitarist who is prepared to tackle any challenge whatsoever. Jason Harmon has been endorsed by some of the industry leading companies such as Hiwatt Amplification and Steve Clayton USA. More recently Jason has yielded to the calling of a charitable cause for others in writing, recording, mixing, engineering, and producing new music to benifit those in need. Jason Harmon has never quit.
My First Guitar
Shot & edited by Pierce Godwin