Jason Crosby Releases New Single "Final Step" From His Upcoming Album Cryptologic

Blue Rose Music is pleased to announce Jason Crosby's new single "Final Step," from his upcoming album Cryptologic, set for release September 29 on digital formats, with CDs and LPs available on the road and through Jason's webstore. This is Jason's first release with Blue Rose Music, available now for pre-order. About the track, Jason Crosby explains: "I wrote 'Final Step' late at night on a beach in Maui with a friend's ukulele, and was still looking at the Pacific Ocean when we recorded it in Stinson Beach. It's been quite a journey for me over the years, and I think this song captures that well; it sets the tone for the album's message of one's ability to step outside of a dark path to find peace." "Final Step" is available today for download and streaming, and is available instantly with the full album iTunes pre-order. CLICK HERE for all download, streaming, and pre-order options. You can listen to the official audio below. Jason Crosby is a musician's musician. His perfect pitch was discovered when he picked up his first violin at 2 years old. Immersing himself in classical music, he became a professional piano player at a young age, and would go on to learn guitar, viola, French horn, and trumpet, touring with the Long Island Youth Orchestra to China, Russia, Australia, and Cuba. He soon expanded his musical horizons from Classical to Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Latin, before becoming a fixture in the Jam Band scene playing with Susan Tedeschi Band and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, then later The Allman Brothers, members of The Grateful Dead, and the Meters. Over the past few years, he has toured with Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Pete Seeger, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Dave Matthews, and Jackie Greene, in addition to sharing the stage with BB King and the Rolling Stones. Along with his impressive touring resume, Jason has played on over 40 recorded albums. When Crosby met Blue Rose Music founder Joe Poletto, it felt like a sign from the universe that the time had arrived to take the plunge and record this long-awaited album. Crosby headed into the studio with producer/engineer Karl Derfler (Tom Waits, Dave Matthews) for two whirlwind sessions, each capturing a different side of his musical personality. The first, conducted in the spring of 2016, featured Crosby playing roughly a dozen different instruments, deliberately crafting each song from the ground up by himself with an ambient, compellingly visual quality. The second session, a more raw and reckless affair that went down just a few months later, tapped into the wild and collaborative spirit of rock and roll that’s always flowed through Crosby’s veins, as he captured a new batch of songs (co-written with Tim Bluhm) live in the studio with Golden State stalwarts The Mother Hips as his backing band. Richly cinematic and enchantingly playful, Cryptologic reveals Crosby to be not only an unparalleled instrumentalist, but also a supremely talented songwriter.

Tracklist 01. Final Step* 02. Below Horizons 03. Suffered A Fool 04. Roads Are Torn 05. Was I Ever There 06. One Of Those Places 07. Umbrella 08. Gamblers Conceit 09. Goodbye, My Friend 10. What The World Needs Now *Available Now! PRE-ORDER

About Blue Rose Music: Blue Rose Music is an artist collective that assists in the business and creative development of select musicians and projects. With extensive marketing and technology resources, Blue Rose enables artists to bridge their traditional audience-building avenues with today’s web, social and digital sharing capabilities. A portion of all revenue is donated to The Blue Rose Foundation, which provides pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children. For more information on Jason Crosby: Official Website Facebook Twitter YouTube
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