With JATAS we are united, reminded of struggle, inspired to seek resolution and yet left content... upfull and bright... Dub-Rock of Soul music is born. J-san And The Analogue Sons have been making heads nod and bodies groove for over a decade. Imagine the lover's rock stylings of reggae legend Gregory Isaacs, the socially conscious world/rock of Michael Franti & Spearhead, the energy of Ozomatli and you may begin to understand the Word-Sound-Power that JATAS will take you to.
The son of a radical Vietnam veteran father and Okinawan-native mother, J-san was raised on the road. Living at times with artists and musicians - and other times with ganja growers and hustlers - music was always a companion. J-san was an original member of EasyStar recording artists John Brown’s Body and was currently a guest vocalist on the new 10 Ft. Ganja Plant record "Bush Rock" on ROIR Records with his track "Gun A Bust", which debuted on the Reggae Billboard Top 20. J-san's incredibly powerful vocals are reminiscent of the great soul singers of any era. Deftly moving from love songs dripping with emotion to fiery protest songs that send fists pumping and spines tingling!
"A Jamaican sound-system blended with shotgun backwoods soul music... "
- VICE MAGAZINE
"J-san drips soul with virtually every note he sings."
- Ithaca Journal