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Jason Webley

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  • Years Active: 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Washington-based singer/songwriter/accordion player Jason Webley developed his distinctive blend of folk, punk, and gypsy rock busking on the streets of Seattle in the late '90s. With a penchant for theatricality, pranks, and performance art, Webley hit the road in 1998 in support of his debut album Viaje and never looked back. Against the Night arrived in 1999, followed by Counterpoint (2002), Only Just Beginning (2004), and Cost of Living (2008). In 2004 he started his own label (Eleven Records) with the intention of releasing "eleven" collaborative albums with musician friends such as Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls and the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

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Schizo-Pop! A Guide to Musicians and Their Alternate Personae

By Laura Studarus, Contributor

Whether it's on account of creativity bursting at the seams, or just a desire to try something musically or lyrically different from their previous work, sometimes artists feel the need to step outside themselves and create an entirely new persona. The syndrome that's kept psychologists busy for years has manifested itself in concept albums, live performances or just the occasional one-off single. Inspired by Nicki Minaj's sophomore album Roman Reloaded — where Minaj channels her… more »