Last year, as Jason Mraz celebrated the 15th anniversary of his Platinum-certified debut album Waiting For My Rocket To Come, he began to ponder the meaning of his time in the spotlight since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego. While amassing a global fan base for his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound, Mraz has earned numerous diamond and platinum certifications for his various releases, including his classic singles “I Won’t Give Up,” “Lucky,” and the record-breaking “I’m Yours.” He has won two Grammy Awards, received the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, and sold out such fabled venues as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena.
“As I thought about the next chapter, what kept occurring to me was the idea of being a songwriter in service. I feel like I’ve been awakened to a higher purpose with my music. At some point, you get all your bills paid. You get the girl. What’s motivating you? What’s driving you? Is it to get more money? To get a yacht or fancy cars? For some people, maybe so. For me, I want to help people tap into their feelings. I know there are people out there who are using my music for some version of love, whether it’s a song for the first dance at their wedding or one that helps them through heartbreak.”
His just released 6th studio album, Know., was produced by Andrew Wells, who brings an organic and groovy feel to the album’s classic, acoustic rock sound.
“I see it as a sonic evolution from my last album, YES!. It’s just got a bit more caffeine, whereas my last album was a bit more herbal tea. We thought it’d be fun to make ‘No’ as the follow-up to YES!, but instead of ‘N-O,’ the negative, it’d be the positive, ‘K-N-O-W.’”
Fun fact: Jason was the first artist featured at the inaugural Live In The Vineyard event back in 2008 and we are thrilled he will be performing during our 10th anniversary show.
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