Today is Jason Eady’s 40th birthday. And what a 40 years it has been. Jimmy Buffett famously sang about a pirate looking at 40. Jason Eady is a troubadour looking at 40. Jason Eady has lived a very full and interesting life thus far; and it shows in his music. Eady has traveled the globe in search of new adventures and new songs. He’s been through the hell of Nashville and lived to tell about it, coming out stronger on the other side. His music has transformed from a swampy, delta-blues stomp to full-blown honky-tonk. He’s adept at both. A talented writer, underrated performer and country music traditionalist. Originally from Mississippi, Jason Eady found his way to Texas in search of audiences that would embrace his original music. After over a decade of splitting time between Fort Worth and Austin, Eady is now quintessentially Texan. He’s lived a life that a Hollywood screenwriter would envy. Military translator turned country singer. There’s not too much he hasn’t seen and we’re all the better for it. With a first 40 years act like that, we’re intrigued to see what lies ahead in Act II.
Below is one of our favorite Eady moments ever. The time he took Greenfest 11 to the river, literally. Enjoy your day sir!