Jared McCloud's natural, earthy tone and thought provoking lyrics showcase his talent and ability to draw his audiences into his story. Starting his musical career in "Hard Rock/Metal" bands, Jared decided to go solo, and released a self produced record while playing all over his native Connecticut to promote it. Honing his skill in small venues and coffee houses alike, Jared grew his fan base and wowed large music halls with his live performances.
A mix of influences from Tom Waits to Chris Whitley, Springsteen to Motown, crowds started to take notice of McCloud's unique brand of songwriting. In 2008, McCloud recorded a new record in a different direction than his hard rock past. "Romance Of The Atlantic" was released in May of 2009 and was immediately embraced by critics and fans alike. McCloud began actively touring all over, from the Northeast to the Midwest, as well as performing on radio and television, and shared stages with national acts like Candlebox, Vertical Horizon, Griffin House, Ingram Hill, Tony Lucca, Keaton Simons, and Civil Twilight as well as toured with Ernie Halter. His "Indie Label debut" found success on college and nation radio, as well as gained attention from national critics and secured him endorsement deals with Alvarez guitars (McCloud's favorite acoustic), SIT Strings, FootBass, Corona, and Steve Clayton pics.
More recently, McCloud self released "Painful Words Of Loving Grace", a collection of songs that told stories from McCloud's personal life, to stories of his families past. Produced by Jason Rubal (Dresden Dolls, Bitter Ruin), the record was met with great praise from critics, taking 4 and 5 star reviews from many music magazines and websites. McCloud promises that "the best is till yet to come", and continues to write and tour constantly.
"Long Way Home" - Jared McCloud