Let me introduce Jared Mahone; a groove-driven, blue-eyed soul machine with gospel/folk/blues/rock undertones, all in the service of solid songwriting. From the soil of stale Midwestern city life grew a talent rich with soul. The rhythmic chemistry and intensely focused performance style of Jared and his band results in a spiritual, soulful, thoughtful, and danceable presentation. -Brian Baker of citybeat.com
In the so-often disappointing world of pop-culture radio, the Columbus, Ohio local music scene seems to be staying true to the art and progression of music and song craft. Just one listen at any one of the city-favorite clubs on O.S.U.’s campus will expose this healthy talent pool of bands who are devoted to enhancing the local culture one eclectic brick at a time. Jared Mahone and his band have joined the ranks of these great musicians to help rebuild upon a foundation of contagious songs and infectious rhythm.
The strong, soulful, and sincere vocals are enough to set Jared apart; the one-of-a-kind vocal beatbox showcases make the show extraordinary. Add to that the electrifying grooves, beats, and breaks offered by an intense rhythm section, and the band is equipped to restore the rhythm and pulse into the heart of any crowd, making rock and roll something we can once again dance to. But ultimately, it’s a message of hope that they intend to live and share on and off the stage.