Jason Ager is a dedicated father, a passionate college professor, and a hyper-literate original songwriter. Balancing a PhD in German Literature with a few days a week as a stay-at- home dad, Jason still plays more than 100 shows a year in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
On his third album, Porchlight, Ager’s talent as a storyteller shines as he weaves together the academic and the arcane into clever lyrics that reward the careful listener. Nestled comfortably atop classic soul, R&B, and rock influences, songs like “Overload” and “Everybody Needs Love” epitomize Jason’s ability to rouse hearts and minds in the same breath.
A “go-to” artist for many clubs throughout the region, Jason has directly supported artists like Bronze Radio Return, Donovan Frankenreiter, Trevor Hall, Alex Cuba, Eric Lindell, Charlie Mars, Bonerama, Bushwalla, The Wiyos, Brendan James, Jack Grace, and Mudcat, to name just a few.