Kevin Wolfe

Jared McCloud - Singer/Songwriter from Portland, Maine

Jared McCloud's natural, earthy tone and thought provoking lyrics showcase his talent and ability to draw audinces into his story. Starting his musical career in "Hard Rock/Metal" bands, Jared decided to focus more on the substance rather than flash and went solo. He released a self produced record while playing wherever he could to promote it. Honing his craft in small venues and coffee houses alike, McCloud grew his fanbase the old-fashioned way 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 and his unique brand of songwriting.During all of this touring, McCloud started to write songs dealing with the struggle of his failing marriage, and following a bitter divorce, launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign to successfully “crowd-fund” a new record. Recorded with Dave Pittenger (Matt Duke), “To Live And Die In Your Arms” is a collection of McCloud’s most personal songs yet. The record landed him a deal with Noble Steed Music and was released  to rave reviews. This was also McClouds first record to chart- debuting at #192 and hitting #46 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top 200.