Music has played a central role in Jason Warburg’s life since he sat in his older brothers’ bedroom at age three listening to them play A Hard Day’s Night over and over again. A recovered political junkie, in his 30s he moved into the non-profit world, while enjoying a parallel career as a music writer. The latter includes 20 years with independent music review site The Daily Vault, where he has served as editor since 2003. He is the author of more than 700 album reviews, interviews and features, in addition to dozens of op-ed pieces and speeches.

Jason describes his 2011 novel Believe in Me as a story not just centered around but “infused with” music, a journey across America populated by musical figures both real and imagined, whose outcome ultimately hinges on the healing power of rock and roll.

My Hearts Sings the Harmony: Twenty Years of Writing About Music, a collection of more than 100 album reviews, artist interviews and essays about music that Jason sums up as “a love letter to rock & roll,” was published in 2016.

Jason’s new novel Never Break the Chain is a sequel to Believe in Me that finds protagonist Tim Green again venturing deep into the heart of the rock and roll jungle, this time in search of the wayward mother who deserted him almost three decades before. The September 2017 release is ultimately “a story about families—the ones we’re born into, and the ones we create.”

Jason and his wife Karen have three grown children and one grandchild and live in Seaside, California with three spoiled cats.