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Family man Jason LeRoy enjoying the music scene close to home

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Gazette Staff/SourceMedia  ::   UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 3:18 pm   ::  

If the name Jason LeRoy Christensen sounds familiar, perhaps you had a chance to see the band Scarlet Runner, which toured both nationally and locally.

Jason still plays with Scarlet Runner from time to time, but now you can catch him as the guitarist and vocalist of the Jason LeRoy Band.

Jason is the only constant member of this guitar-based blues, soul and classic rock band. Currently he plays with Dan “DJ” Johnson on bass and Eric Douglas on drums, with other musicians joining from time to time.

Jason is a family man, with a wife, son, and two daughters at home. Before he had children, his goal was to “make it” in the music industry. While on the road for a couple of weeks, he realized that his young daughters had practically doubled in size during the short time he was gone. At that time, he decided to give up life on the road.

“It’s my duty as a man to provide a good life for my family and keep them safe. I now play music for my enjoyment and hopefully to entertain and have fun with the audience. But my main focus in life is to provide for my wife, son, and two daughters,” says Jason.

Jason can be seen every Saturday morning playing an acoustic show with Dan “DJ” Johnson at the Village Meat Market and Café from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This Saturday (5/19), they will be joined by Skeeter Lewis on sax. You can also check out the band from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, at Cedar Ridge Winery.

— Hilary Mahoney

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