Jason DeShaw's 5th Album Release Friday, April 13, in Helena!
"Jason DeShaw (photo [above]), [Carroll College] class of 2003, will be the star of a Helena CD release party for his fifth album, Atmosphere, with the concert at the Gateway Center, 1710 National Drive, on Friday, April 13. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a no-host food and bar menu available beginning at 5:30 p.m. DeShaw has entertained in 35 states, Canada, and Europe. Upon his return from a Germany tour in 2011, he began recording Atmosphere at Soul Tree Recording in Helena with producer Billy Stull of Texas, who has worked with Roy Orbison, Eddie Rabbit, George Strait, Huey Lewis, The Judds, Ray Price and other stars. The project wrapped up in San Antonio, Texas, where talents joining DeShaw on the album included George Strait’s fiddle player Gene Elders and Kenny Chesney’s steel guitar player Jim Gairett. Both Elders and Gairett were impressed by the lyrics and melodies in the songs, with Gairett telling DeShaw, “You’ve got what it takes to make it big in the music business.” Tickets to the April 13 release party and concert are available at Leslie’s Hallmark stores and Capital Sports & Western and online www.legendaryET.com. For more information, call 406-227-9711." - From Carroll College QuickNotes March 30,2012