JJ Grey talks about finding an honest moment on stage; being in the now; and the influence of Tom Petty. Catch JJ Grey & Mofro with The Commonheart tonight at The State Theatre.
About the author
Jason Crane Jason Crane is the host of The Morning Mixtape on 98.7 The FREQ (http://987thefreq.com/), a music and interview show on a radio station in State College, PA. He also produces The Jazz Session podcast (http://thejazzsession.com/) and the First Laughs podcast (http://firstlaughs.com/); works as a saxophonist and a stand-up comedian; and helps to raise two sons. In 2011, the Los Angeles Times named Jason one of 25 arts and culture people to follow on Twitter (http://twitter.com/jasondcrane).
Jason’s first collection of poems, Unexpected Sunlight (FootHills Publishing), was published in 2010 and is available at http://jasoncrane.org/store. His work has been published in many places, including Blue Collar Review, qarrtsiluni , Meat For Tea, State of Emergency: Chicago Poets Address The Gulf Crisis, and Poets For Living Waters.
Over the years, Jason has worked as a grocery stock clerk, cashier, bank teller, waiter, professional musician, radio announcer, television/radio script writer, Web site editor, newspaper and wire-service copy editor, radio reporter, newspaper page designer, union organizer, nonprofit development director, radio station manager, talk show host, stay-at-home dad, union organizing director, union representative, communications/public relations specialist, bookstore manager, and podcast producer/host.
Jason has moved more than 30 times to lots of different places, including Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Alabama and Japan.More posts by this author