Jason Narducy

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Jason Narducy
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Jason Narducy (left), on stage with Jon Wurster, as part of Bob Mould's touring band (December 2013).
Background information
Origin Evanston, Illinois, United States
Associated acts Bob Mould Band, Superchunk, Split Single, Verbow, Robert Pollard, Verboten

Jason V. Narducy is an American musician from Evanston, Illinois, United States.

After receiving his first guitar at the age of nine[1] Narducy started his music career, playing guitar and writing songs for his punk rock band, Verboten. Verboten is credited as inspiring Dave Grohl to pursue music,[2] and Narducy is featured in the Foo Fighters HBO documentary "Sonic Highways".

After college, he formed an acoustic duo with cellist Alison Chesley called Jason & Alison. They released the full-length record Woodshed in 1994. Jason & Alison became a four-piece rock band called Verbow in 1996, adding drums and bass. Narducy was lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter on Verbow’s two full-length records released on Epic Records, Chronicles (1997) and White Out (2000).

In 1999, Narducy sang a duet with jazz singer/pianist Patricia Barber on her Blue Note Records debut, Companion. In 2000, Narducy sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Chicago Bulls game. Verbow went on hiatus in 2002. Narducy formed the band Rockets Over Sweden [3] which released an EP in 2004 titled Penny Coliseum.

Verbow celebrated the release of Live At Schubas in 2010 with a sold-out reunion show in Chicago.

In 2005, Narducy began touring with Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar) as bassist and backing vocalist. In June, 2013, Jason began touring with Superchunk, filling in for bassist Laura Ballance as she deals with hyperacusis. He also played bass and sang backing vocals with Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) from 2006-2008 and Telekinesis from 2010-2011.

Narducy’s solo project is Split Single. Split Single released its debut record on April 1, 2014[4] with Britt Daniel playing bass guitar and Jon Wurster on drums.[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q&A with Jason Narducy". Magnet. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Kot, Greg. "How Jason Narducy got reinspired, with a little help from his A-list friends". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Marc Hogan (June 23, 2004). "The Rockets soar where Verbow left off". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  4. ^ Pelly, Jenn. "Split Single, Band Featuring Spoon's Britt Daniel and Jason Narducy, Announces Debut Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Britt Daniel Has Another New Non-Spoon Band: Spl:t S:ngle | SPIN | Newswire". SPIN. 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2013-10-14.