Krause performing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in 2009
Jason Krause is an American guitar player for Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band. He is Kid Rock's lead guitarist. His audition was actually the most important show in Kid Rock's career, his famed 1997 Atlantic Records showcase show at Detroit's State Theater. Krause started out as the groups metalhead, as he had played in two underground metal groups before hand, Black Anthem and Aftermass, but has devolved his skills on acoustic guitar in recent years, he can also play the drums and piano. Krause plays guitar on all of Kid Rock's songs since 1997. He started out as a carpenter. Krause uses many guitars including Firebirds and Les Pauls. He played in many Detroit area rock/metal bands over the 1980s with fellow band mates Darren McEwan, and brother Scott Krause.