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If you don't know much about me, I'm Jason Hoard from Griffin, GA. I grew up playing bluegrass music in my family band—playing mandolin at an early age and competing in competitions. I knew early on in life that music would be what I would do. I began playing electric guitar around the age of 16. At age 19, John Waller asked me to be in his band According To John. I jumped on it because at the time I was tired of bluegrass music and wanted a change of pace. So after playing with John for 5 years, I decided to come off the road and begin recording. So every day I was trusting God to provide and open doors. It just took off before my eyes—Black Cat Studio was born.


I see the studio as a place for artists to come and feel at home when they're creating and devoting their songs to life. I never want the environment to be commercial and sterile in any way. Creating music should be fun, and light hearted—not perfect but emotional. That's the qualities that the music listener appreciates.


I recorded my first solo record last year which is a mix of Bluegrass / Americana style. So between the studio, two beautiful girls and a lovely wife I'm a blessed man.