Chords of Truth: An Acoustic Powerhouse
Chords of Truth is a solo acoustic project by Folk Singer-Songwriter Jason Garriotte. In September of 2011, inspiration struck for Jason with a symphony of melodies and lyrics that would soon emerge as his debut EP "Reflections of Reality".
The framework for these songs was born out of over 10 years of playing his unique cover versions of classic songs. Working with producer Jeffrey Joslin, they created an EP that sends you on a trip of deep self reflection with mind-expanding lyrics and a driving acoustic guitar soundtrack implementing harmonies, piano and fingerpicking styles to bring the story home."Tune Your Mind" paints the perfect picture of how one should use their mind to reflect on what we want and to be clear in making it a reality.
Response to the release has been very positive. Popular blog Blrag.com says he is "striking some deep truths with his lyrics and music", while Sergeant Sparrow calls the EP "genuine and well worth the listen."
Chords of Truth influences include classic artists like Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen and Cat Stevens, with a unique sound that has been compared to recent artists like Andrew Bird, Puscifer, Iron & Wine, and Ray Lamontagne.
Jason says, "My goal is to create music that helps change the way people look at the world around them and to see things in a new light. All while enjoying the ride."
When not in the studio, Jason has been putting his dues in on the road, already touring a variety of cities throughout the United States. Jason will be spending the year on tour playing countless shows, planning collaborations/remix projects, writing new material and promoting "Reflections of Reality".
Their sound is incredibly powerful! Jason Garriotte's voice is very unique and provides a specific mellow type of power. I really enjoyed "Pop or Soda" and "The Power to Be Alive".
"Chords of Truth" have a lovely, mellow sound. "Pop or Soda" is a unique twist on an age-old debate. "Tune Your Mind" is hauntingly lovely and sounds like it's a call to get people to pay attention to their world and surroundings so that they could change it. In general, this is a FANTASTIC album!