Jed MacLean

For fans of:Leon Russell, Sam Cooke, Elton John

I am Jed MacLean from South Austin, TX, USA. My style is heavily piano-driven rock/americana/blues with soulful harmonies and a horn section on top. My influences range everywhere; from Miles Davis and Bud Powell, to Ray Charles and Sam Cooke, to the Rolling Stones and Zeppelin, to James Booker and Professor Longhair, and the list goes on and on into the current decade. However, the closest thing to which I can compare my original work is a modern take on the Joe Cocker/Leon Russell band from Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

My passion is to communicate, through songwriting, the closest thing to my true expression of love, hope, emotion and experiences trying to survive as I navigate life. If I was forced to pick one thing to focus on, every day of the week, for the rest of my life, it would be to write and record the music I hear constantly in the depths of my mind. I will do everything in my power to get this out into the universe to anyone who will find enjoyment from it, and I will spend all my time keeping them happy if I can.