As a forerunner of the Midwest "garage soul" movement, Jared Mahone fills out singer/songwriter tunes with a band full of powerhouse, pocket players. (Bill Withers/Marc Brussard/
Jared Mahone has patiently turned hometown open mic night glory into a humble career as a nationally touring independent musician. His raw, acoustic story songs are inspired by an upbringing on 90's soul, R&B, and Hip Hop combined with his passion for grinding out band music with real instruments and talented friends.
Despite regional recognition as the 2013 Verizon Indie Icon, national recognition from his appearance as musical guest on Katie Couric's ABC daytime talk show, or being named Best Male Artist in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, Jared dismisses fame chasing. Instead, he favors a troubadour-style trudge across the country meeting new supporters one handshake at a time.
Jared pursues his version of success crafting inspired moments into original, palatable pop art that speaks on and to the human condition. He creates a sense of intimacy no matter how large the stage wrapping crowds into a narrative of which they ultimately become the subject.