Jason Richardson(born July 30th 1991), is one of the most note worthy, young and upcoming virtuosic guitar players to date. After being accepted to Berklee College of music and receiving a partial scholarship, Richardson had the opportunity during his senior year of high school to start touring the world at the young age of 17 with the metal band All Shall Perish. He took the opportunity dropping out of high school and hasn’t turned back since. As time passed he went on to play/write with internationally touring metal bands such as Born of Osiris and Chelsea Grin. Having moved on from all those bands Richardson is now pursuing a solo career. He successfully released his first album entitled ” I ” on July 29th 2016. The entire album features the talents of world renowned drummer Luke Holland, guest solos from many amazing guitarists such as Rick Graham, Nick Johnston, Mark Holcomb of the grammy nominated band Periphery, Jacky Vincent of Cry Venom and Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy. There are also two songs with vocal performances from Spencer Sotelo of Periphery and Lukas Magyar of Veil of Maya. ” I ” debuted at #1 on Billboard new artists/Heat Seekers charts, #2 on iTunes rock and #11 on all of iTunes with 7,200+ units sold worldwide in its first week. The album was crowd funded raising $33k+ and released independently with no label support.