Brooklyn Based Guitarist, Composer and Educator
As a guitarist I’ve performed with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Amos Lee, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Brandi Carlile, Jennifer Nettles, The Secret Sisters, Sam Outlaw, Rachael Yamagata, Lesley Gore, Dale Watson, Reverend Horton Heat, James Burton, Valerie June, Brent Cobb, Jack Ingram, Shannon McNally, Mike Viola, Ben Arnold, Jim Boggia, The Sweetback Sisters, Nellie McKay and Jim Breuer.
I released a Peach Crate in 2011 to critical acclaim.
Press-“Jason Loughlin wears his guitar-playing heroes on his sleeve, down his arms and into his fingers, which ties directly back into his soul. Loughlin has chops to burn, but he uses them in tasty, easy-going doses that dance across the ears…we hear an instrumentalist of great range, taste and joy. Add to that a killer rhythm section…and you’ve got a record that packs a wallop. Peach Crate is an impressive debut recording.” —Frank Alkyer, Downbeat Magazine
“★★★★ Wow. All in all, Peach Crate is an excellent debut in a style that you just don’t hear enough of nowadays.” —Sean Westergaard, All Music Guide
“Uncannily well-constructed launching pads for great picking. A great “guitar” album that could easily sit alongside those of his inspirations.”—Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine
As bandleader of The String Gliders and Aquarium Solarium I compose all the music for these ensembles.
As an educator I’ve carried a full schedule of private students for over twenty years and I have authored seminars, magazine columns and instructional courses. I offer private one on one lessons in person or via Skype. Email me for details
Faculty at Montclair State University’s Preparatory Department. 1996-1998
Faculty at National Guitar Workshop 2004-2009 - Author of Twang 101 and British Invasion seminar
Educator at Truefire-Author of Country Guitar Survival Guide: Lead, Country Guitar Survival Guide: Rhythm, Rockabilly Guitar Survival Guide: Lead, Essentials: Surf, Essentials: Country Soloing Styles, Focus On: Western Swing, Focus On: Travis Picking, Blues Connections: Major, Blues Connections: Minor, Rockabilly 123, Country 123, 50 Rockabilly Licks You Must Know, 50 Country Masters Licks You Must Know and 30 Country Jazz Licks You Must Know
Premier Guitar Magazine Columnist-Creator of the Twang 101 column.
I am a Fender artist. I also endorse Mono Creators, VanAmps, Eastwood Guitars, Femenella Custom and Danelectro Guitars.