Hailing from coastal Maryland, this dynamic duo brings a rejuvenating edge as well as class tight harmonies to country music. Citing influences like the Black Crowes, Chesapeake Sons have a unique and refreshing style. They can rock out on guitar like Skynyrd with explosive crescendos, yet are still able to sing to the hearts of many with their vulnerable ballads like Eric Church.
While many country stars were introduced to music through church and school choirs, Chesapeake Sons were introduced to music like any teen, through MTV and from listening to bands like Nirvana.
Lead singer and guitarist, Jason Morton, started playing piano at age four with his grandmother. He then picked up guitar in his early teens. “I performed the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ on guitar at my 8th grade talent show and got a standing ovation,” Jason said. “That is when I knew I wanted to do this the rest of my life.”
Since that time, Chesapeake Sons has held its own while opening for renowned bands such as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Eric Church, Shooter Jennings and many others. They were once handpicked by Slash as an opening act, and were also the only band picked by Paul McCartney’s manager to represent the U.S. in a Lithuanian music festival. With their newest single Waiting’ On Right Now, the “Sons” are ready to show the world what they’re made of.