About Jason Starr

I've played in various bands over the years, most notably a band in Omaha called the Accidentals that played in the 80s and 90s.  We toured "locally", regularly playing everything from high school dances and barn parties to area venues such as the Lift Ticket Lounge (which also hosted bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden in their early days). I've been a playing and recording musician for most my life, albeit mostly just for fun.  Through the years I've been lucky to play with some musicians that went on to stardom in bands like 311 and Stroke 9.

I started playing guitar in my early teens, inspired by my older cousin who was an amazing musician, the closest thing I had to a brother, and my guitar teacher.  Tragically we lost David to suicide, which impacted me more than I could ever say.  This loss is often reflected in the lyrics of my music, either (still) working through my emotions, writing down what I wish I could say (or could have said) to him, or attempting to bring some light to those dealing with similar dark issues. 

My songs try to celebrate life while paying homage to the sounds and bands of the 80s and 90s.  For example, the song "For Kathy" was written as a way to propose to my wife (she said "yes"!). When COVID hit in 2020 we all had more "time" at home, which gave me a chance to dust off the old equipment, buy some new gear (much to the chagrin of my wife), and rekindle my love of songwriting, playing, and recording with a focus on sounds (and recording techniques) from the 80s and 90s.  I launched this site and social media (@JasonStarrMusic) to fan those flames and share my music with anyone willing to take the time to listen. 

Be well, turn it up, rock out...and stay tuned!

The Lift Ticket Lounge

The Accidentals