In late 2014 I traveled to Oregon, USA. Together with some good friends, we produced a Music Video. You can find more information on their website www.jaskamon.com.
JASKAMON (pronounced ja*ska*mon, referring to “spirit, music, and humanity”) is a pop music project based in Oregon that blends Americana with Caribbean beats. Led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Barry Klusman, the band has a core of five musicians including Klusman, Rodney Turner, Jim and Pam Caldwell, and Louis Butts. Other players are added when called for. Jaskamon’s attributes are a long list of hook-laden tunes that are rhythmically charged for dancing, tight harmony singing by all five, strong percussion, and infectious horn lines.
The Jaskamon music project has produced three CDs since its inception in March of 2013; “Sword & Plow”, “All The People”, and their 2015 release, “432”. 432 refers to the use of “natural tuning” which was utilized when they recorded at The Lab Studio in Portland, Or. with John Neff (see David Lynch, Journey, Willie Nelson, etc.) at the controls.
A music video, “Take Me Home”, released in 2014, produced by Christian Koehlert from Germany, was a nominated finalist in the 2014 Independent Music Awards. It is dedicated to drummer Marv Bauer who passed away that year.