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.
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.
Here Lately Jason won the Carolina Country Music Associations Male Artist of the Year 2021 and is nominated again through the World Songwriters Awards, The International Singer Songwriters Association, The USA Songwriters Competition, and the Josie Awards for various different categories.
March 1st 2021 Jason Released His Brand New 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 the brand new 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 last year.
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).
Jacob Peeden / Lead Guitarist
Jacob Peeden moved to the grand strand from Greensboro NC to pursue a full time career in music. He has been playing drums since age 3, guitar at age 10, and played trumpet throughout middle school and highschool. He quickly took to the 80’s hair metal music at an early age before expanding to a wide variety of rock and country throughout his time in highschool. Before relocating to Myrtle Beach, he played in many bands and projects starting with filling the rhythm guitar role in the Thrillbilly band with his father, Brad Peeden. Thereafter, moving to lead guitar in their new band, My Crazy Cuzzn’, lead guitar in the Zach Brock and good intentions band, as well as playing lead guitar in the highschool metal project, Empty Voices. Jacob is very excited to jump head first into the grand strand music scene with Jason Welsh and the free spirits.
Chris Boswell / Sound Engineer
Chris Boswell started playing in 1995. He started playing in bands in 1998 after serving in the Army. He played in local North Carolina bases in cover bands. The last band was started in 2014 as a cover band, transitioning to original hard rock originals. He’s been doing sound system design, building and engineering since 2006. He has also been doing solo/duo gigs since 2016.