Multi Award Winning Nashville Recording Artist

The Renegade Jason Ray Welsh

Frontman / Vocals / Rhythm Guitar

The Renegade Jason Ray Welsh Is A Retired Army Combat Veteran who was injured in Iraq in 2008. He was in many different bands of various genres in the Midwest and traveled all around the country singing and performing with His Family Gospel Band the Heaven Bound Express growing up. 

After being injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom in The Global War on Terrorism, Jason found Himself spiraling down to a life of active addiction when the prescriptions no longer worked, he sought relief elsewhere in the form of IV drugs and alcohol that lasted a 10 year long stretch.

After going through rehab and finding recovery in the form of His Music He picked back up His guitar and started writing once more. With his new-found love of Music once again he started performing where ever he could and bringing His message of hope and freedom in the form of song and public speaking.

Now clean since April 2nd 2018 with no dips no slips no weekend trips no crack no smack no heart attack.

Jason recorded His debut album “Write the Wrongs” at Mission Control Recording Studios in Pawleys Island, South Carolina with Grammy Voting Member Producer and Engineer Karl Bingle.

Jason has had multiple awards and nominations for such singles from the album as “Lies In You”, “In My Mind” and “Running Out Of Steam” for 2019 and 2020 “Single Of The Year” and 2021 Album of the Year for “Write The Wrongs” from the International Singer Songwriters Association. He was also awarded the “Male Artist of the Year” From Music Mafia Radio for 2019. 

Jason won the Carolina Country Music Associations Male Artist of the Year in 2021 and is nominated again through the World Songwriters Awards, The International Singer Songwriters Association, The USA Songwriters Competition, The Carolina Country Music Awards and the Josie Awards for various different categories. 

March 1st 2021 Jason Released His Single “The Long Way Home” Which was written By Debbie Cooper and Arranged By Jason Ray Welsh and Bryson Grove Available Where Ever Music Is Sold… 

He  recorded another single “Let It Go” at Two Cats Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Award winning Producer Ben Travis that was released on New Years Eve in 2021. “Let It Go” was written about His addiction to IV Meth, Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine.

Jason Recorded “Life Sentence” at Tune Designer Recording Studios in Covington, Georgia with Producer Beverly Gosdin Jenkins the Widow of the Late Vern Gosdin “The Voice” of Country Music! Life Sentence was written about Jason cleaning up his past of drug addiction, homelessness and criminal behavior.

Once again Jason is nominated for a Carolina Country Music Award for “Emerging New Artist of the Year 2023” for His Single “The Devil’s in the Whiskey” which was written about his struggle with alcoholism.

When not performing, writing music or in the studio Jason is active in several music associations including being a representative for ISSA (The International Singer Songwriters Association).

Jason also volunteers His time at The Veterans Center with the Guitars 4 Vets Program in Market Common, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, The Veterans’ Welcome Home and Resource Center in Little River, South Carolina, The VFW Post 10420 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, The American Legion Post 178 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, South Carolina with the Diversion Program Telling His story of Hope and Strength for the Female and Male Inmates.


Bass Guitarist / Vocals

“I’m Tank and I play bass. I’ll punch you in the throat!

Michael DiNardo

Lead Guitarist / Vocals

Michael DiNardo is an American guitar player, drummer, percussionist and songwriter hailing from Wheeling, West Virginia and now resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coming from a family of professional musicians, Michael started playing instruments at the age of 6.

Michael has been performing with many bands of all genres since his early teens. He founded His most recent and successful project Curse The Wicked in 2010, for which He done all of the writing and producing. This project worked with the record labels and had sponsorship with Jägermeister and Coldcock Whiskey.

Michael has toured and worked with many successful artists and musicians in the industry. Michael is currently involved in several projects including playing lead guitar for The Renegade Jason Ray Welsh Band.

David Ewen

Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals

David was born in Middletown, Ohio and started playing music at a young age with a Kay electric guitar. He soon realized H wanted to be a drummer and got a very cool Ludwig kit.

He played in many bands throughout the years covering country, blues, classic and southern rock music. His wife and Him have lived in the Myrtle Beach area for several years now and is excited to be a member of the Renegade Jason Ray Welsh Band.