SUN. SEPT 8, 2019 – JASON CHARLES MILLER / JACK BARKSDALE

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  • July 8, 2019
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JASON CHARLES MILLER

Jason Charles Miller is an accomplished and multi-faceted performer, with more than two decades of professional experience as a musician, songwriter, singer, and voice actor.

Originally from Clifton, VA, Jason now lives in Los Angeles, CA where he owns and runs the successful recording complex, Central Command Studios.

Jason has co-written songs with artists Marilyn Manson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rickey Medlocke [Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot], Charlie Starr [Blackberry Smoke], Ben Moody [Evanescence], Driver Williams [Eric Church Band], Chuck Goff [Toby Keith Band], Otherwise, Rev Theory and living legend Paul Anka.  Songs he’s written can currently be heard on HBO’s True Blood and Hung, WWE Smackdown, The NFL Today, Dateline NBC, and the wildly popular web series Critical Role (main theme), The Guild, Loremasters, Callisto 6, Co-Optitude, Signal Boost, Dick and Johnson, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy, Deborah Ann Woll’s Relics and Rareities and the official theme song for International Tabletop Day in 2017 and 2018.  Jason was the musical mastermind behind the critically acclaimed and Streamy award nominated series Muzzled the Musical, writing every piece of music for the show and co-authoring the lyrics to every song.  Jason co-wrote the smash single “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin” for the Disney Channel hit movie soundtrack, Teen Beach Movie.  The soundtrack was #1 on the Billboard charts and “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin” was nominated for a Radio Disney Award.  Jason also penned the all star collaboration “Forever In Our Hearts,” a song to benefit the victims of the 2004 tsunami in South Asia which included Brian McKnight, Mya, Jacoby Shaddix [Papa Roach], Nate Dogg and many more.  He’s produced songs for artists as varied as Billy Ray Cyrus, Tina Guo, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Felicia Day, Godhead, Psyclon 9, and Bret Michaels.

As a solo artist, Jason has opened for country and rock greats Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Eric Church, .38 Special, Night Ranger, Gary Allan, Justin Moore, Big Kenny of Big and Rich, and Jerrod Niemann.

Miller is also widely recognized as the frontman and founder of the rock band Godhead, the only band ever signed to Marilyn Manson’s Posthuman Records.  The band has sold more than 250,000 albums, and toured the world with the likes of Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, GWAR, Slipknot, Rammstein, Linkin Park and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis.  

Jason has received three Gold Record Awards for sales.  One for the Godhead song “Penetrate” on the Queen of the Damned movie soundtrack, one for the song “The End Has Come” which he wrote and performed with Evanescence founder Ben Moody for the movie The Punisher, and one for “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin” for the Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie soundtrack. Jason also recently sang two songs on the critically acclaimed soundtrack for the video game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and has even sung backup for Robert Smith of The Cure on the Reeves Gabrels/Robert Smith song, “Yesterday’s Gone.”

Jason is the on-camera host of the popular Geek & Sundry show “Starter Kit,” a show that teaches celebrities how to play role playing games.  Starter Kit airs every week on Project Alpha, presented by Legendary Digital Networks, a division of Legendary Pictures.

As a voice actor, Jason has appeared in over 100 animated productions and video games. Some career highlights include Kingdom Hearts 3, Attack on Titan (Gelgar), Neverwinter: Underdark (Drizzt Do’Urden), Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (Aston), The Legend of Korra (The Sherriff), Hearthstone (Loot Hoarder Gnome), Star Trek Online (Kal Dano, General K’men), World of Warcraft (High Commander Goodchilde, Thaedris Feathersong, Prince Valanar, Commander Stoutbeard), Avatar: The Last Airbender, Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn (Raubahn Aldynn), Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Dollman and Black Condor), Firefall (Captain Wallach, Sergeant Lewis), Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (Shinji), The Wonder Woman Animated Movie (Thraxx), Code Geass (Urabe), Super Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Guy), Resident Evil 5 (Robert Kendo), Dragon’s Dogma (Ser Wesley, Ser Jakys), Star Craft 2, Diablo III (Radek the Fence), Guild Wars 2 (Ben Tenstrikes, Big Nose Ted, Stefan Barush, Seneschal Elam) and has even narrated a film for NASA, “Bennu’s Journey” which appears in museums and planetariums around the country.  You can see Jason on screen as Strike Leader Jackson in the SyFy original movie, Battle Planet, as the dastardly villain Kowboy Killa in Chatroom of Solitude on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes network, playing himself in season 5 of The Guild, and squabbling with Lewis Black and Andy Dick in various productions on Comedy Central.

Jason has been featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar World, Inside Kung Fu and many more.  He’s also appeared on MTV, MTV2, Fuse and VH1. Touted by many critics as one of rock and country’s best and most consistent live singers, Jason continues to wow live audiences all over the world.

JACK BARKSDALE

Jack Barksdale has been called a “musical phenomenon” (Buddy Magazine) a “Texas force” (Paper City Magazine) “a singer-songwriter well beyond his years” (Baton Rouge Advocate) an “old soul” (Fort Worth Weekly) and “amazing to watch” (DFW.com). Texas Homegrown Radio said, “He might just be Townes Van Zandt reincarnated.” 

Jack Barksdale is a 12-year-old singer/songwriter from Texas. Inspired by folk, rock, and blues legends, Jack started performing original music at the age of nine and has already shared the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, Will Kimbrough, and Hayes Carll. 

June 2019 Jack released a live album recorded at famed Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX. Last September, Jack released his debut EP, Revival. 

Jack tours nationally and wows audiences with lyrics wise beyond his years. Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano, and ukulele, but identifies first and foremost as a songwriter. His musical influences include Lead Belly, Howlin’ Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Cash, The Carter Family, and Willie Nelson.

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