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Jared Wohl Releases "The Road"

Jared Wohl Releases "The Road"

(LIVINGSTON, NJ) -- Life with two little boys under the age of three — especially during a global pandemic — can be stressful. With sudden changes and isolation brought on by COVID-19, including working remotely instead of commuting to New York City every day, Jared Wohl sought ways to decompress amid the blurred lines between work and home. All roads led back to music. He finally hung his guitars on the wall in his home office and mastered the tracks for his new album. 

“Seven years ago, I wrote and recorded an album with some incredible musicians,” Wohl said. “Since then, there have been so many life-altering moments: I’ve gotten married, purchased a home, became a father to two amazing little boys, and changed careers.” 

Today, Jared is setting out to reintroduce himself as a singer-songwriter (having previously recorded under the name Farewell Luna). “If these past several years have taught me anything, it’s that life is fragile, its moments are fleeting, and music continues to be my greatest form of self-expression,” said Wohl. “The Road is my first full-length album — a reflection of the path that has led me to where I am and what lies ahead.”

Self-taught, Jared’s music speaks through influences of soul and is evident of an upbringing listening to Motown, other oldies, and alternative rock. “I hope to instill my love of music in my sons, which is why I am especially excited this album is officially out,” he said.

Jared describes The Road, recorded with session artists Sean Hurley (bass), Aaron Sterling (drums), and Andy Burton (keys), as “pop rock wrapped around rhythmic guitar and soulful vocal melodies.”

The new album follows up his debut solo EP, By The Morning (2012), which was released under the name Farewell Luna. The release received notable accolades, including the grand prize for the “Hertz Movin’ Music Original Song Contest” and an opening slot for Sublime with Rome at the history-rich venue The Stone Pony.  He was also named one of ReverbNation’s ‘Breaking Artists’ (2013).

Over the past decade, the New Jersey native has worked across sales, marketing, management and education roles. Having obtained his master’s degree in Educational Technology, he has fostered an understanding of the role that technology can — and should — play in education, and the integral difference between technology adoption and utilization. Jared serves as an advisor for The Wave Set, a Partner Fund of the NJ Sharing Network — and an organization he co-founded with his brother — whose mission is to educate on the importance of organ donation. In 2014, Jared donated 65 percent of his liver to his brother.

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originally published: 01/24/2022



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