Jason Benefield


A native of Chicago, Illinois, Jason began playing the guitar at a young age and started writing songs in his teens. His music has been informed by an eclectic mix of influences: folk, Americana, classic rock, southern rock, outlaw country, classic country, blues, gospel, and so much more.

Jason has been playing throughout the Midwest for over 25 years, working as a solo artist and collaborating in a wide variety of projects.

In addition to his solo work, he performs with Colleen Wild, singer/songwriter and long-time friend, as acoustic duo Echo and Ransom. Jason also plays guitar and lap steel for Matt Derda and the High Watts.