“If you want to go get a thousand new fans, go shake a thousand hands,” founder and lead singer Jason Morton said. “The people that are still here with us today are the people that we developed long-term relationships with, and they come to the shows because they know that not only are they gonna see a kickass show, but we’re gonna hang out with them after.”
The songs on Jason Morton and The Chesapeake Sons work in any part of the rock era, though the band isn’t worried about how many generations its sound might actually survive. Instead, they’re living in the here and now, making a racket and relentlessly kicking it on the road, connecting with a growing fan base and taking a blue-collar approach to a line of work they consider more a lifestyle than a job.
“I guarantee Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, they didn’t think about making music that would be so timeless that people would be listening to it 50 years later,” Morton said. “In the moment, it’s about creating good songs and playing rock and roll.”