Saturday, join Jason Connelly on his journey from gospel choir to bar scene.
Singer-songwriter Connelly, who found his musical roots in gospel choirs, performs at The Loft.
You’ll recognize the Columbus musician, who now lives in the Atlanta area, from his appearances at local hot spots.
In the most recent installment of the Rivertown Showdown competition, he hooked audiences with poignant lyrics and a vocal style similar to Adam Levine of Maroon 5.
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Connelly, who cites influences like James Taylor and Matchbox 20, picked up his first guitar at 19.
Consistently, he’s valued attaching a meaning to music — and life.
Watch Connelly perform and you’ll sense he knows music is more than just a catchy melody, and audiences can crave something deeper than a flashy ensemble.
So if there’s a place where the artist’s gospel choir upbringing collides with his busy present, it’s in his continued focus on message.
“If the floor fills this time, it’s because I said something worth hearing,” Connelly notes on his MySpace page.