Jason Reeves, an acoustic alternative folk singer and songwriter from Iowa City has been touring the nation to debut “Sticks and Stones,” the single from his second full-length album, “The Lovesick,” coming this summer.
Since signing with Warner Bros. Records in 2008 when he was “discovered” by songwriter Kara DioGuardi, Reeves’ career has taken off as he churns out his tunes about hope and not giving up on beautiful things like love.
Reeves recently played a show in Boston at the Red Room at Cafe 939.
“I’m just excited to put out new music,” Reeves said. “It’s honest and real. I try to tell the truth when I write my songs.”
Reeves grew up playing the guitar, dropped out of college, and has topped at #2 on iTunes’ folk chart with his older album The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache and Other Frightening Tales, in 2007.
“I’m very happy with my decisions. I knew what I wanted to do I guess,” he said.
Reeves said he draws his inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan, James Taylor, and Pink Floyd. However, he continued to say that certain aspects of life, like being in love and not being in love, are a huge influence on his music.
“My main message is believing in love,” he said.
The musician continued to tell about how rewarding it is to have people listening to his music. Reeves told of how fans have made beautiful paintings before for him. From that point on Reeves went on to describing his songs through metaphor.
“They’re different shades. They’re all different colors,” he said. “The purpose of using the word colors is so you don’t have to put other words to it.”. Reeves compared his music to varying shades of one color and how you can never use the same color twice in music.
“I think I’m a little bit crazy,” he said.
He expressed a large amount of gratitude for the team of people working with him. Reeves’ next show in his tour to debut “Sticks and Stones” from The Lovesick is on May 12 at the Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis.