Tennessee-based troubadour Jason Eskridge’s smoky vocals and magnetic stage presence will sooth your soul and lift your spirits. With groovy rhythms that glide between funk, R&B and gospel, his soulful originals and inspired covers of artists including Sam Cooke, Prince and Sly and the Family Stone are sure to get you dancing. Born and raised in rural Rockwood, Tenn., Eskridge attended college at Tennessee Tech University, where he played football and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Although he accepted a post-graduate engineering position at NASA in Huntsville, Ala., he couldn’t shake his passion for music. So, he waited until his job’s 401k was vested, packed up, left Huntsville, and moved to Nashville, Tenn., to pursue a full-time career in music. Eskridge quickly secured a wide array of background vocalist work and a reoccurring role as the host of “Sunday Night Soul” at local favorite venue The 5 Spot—now in its fourth year and firmly solidified as Music City’s “place of choice for the area’s most talented soul singers and instrumentalists” where “folks are pulled out of their seats and onto the floor, heeding the call of the concentrated, constantly changing grooves and beats” as described by local outlet The East Nashvillian.
Since his move to Nashville, Eskridge has collaborated with prominent acts such as Zac Brown Band, Lyle Lovett, Randy Travis, Jonny Lang and Keb Mo’ac among countless others. In 2006, Eskridge released his debut the self-titled EP and began touring the U.S., playing every coffee shop and bar in town. As his reputation continues to grow as he shares his music with audiences across the nation and globe. TO date, Eskridge has taken his music abroad to South Africa, Amsterdam, India, and England. His latest release Live at Good Wood Nashville (2013) was released to rave reviews. Eskridge has received coverage from national outlets including an interview in The Washington Post and a performance on the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series in March 2018.