Jason Eagan

(aka South Pawl Jones)


Band: White Cowbell Oklahoma


Toronto, ON - Canada


I grew up in a small town about 150km from Toronto. In a town like that you can't escape the classic rock influence. I started playing bass at the age of 13 (30 years ago) and was heavily influenced by Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Phil Lynott and Glenn Hughes. In my later teens I discovered players like Bruce Thomas from Elvis Costello's band, Graham Maby from the Joe Jackson Band and Andrew Bodnar from the Rumour. This combination of hard rock roots and new wave/power pop leanings led me to a unique style of my own.

I moved to Toronto in my late teens and have been playing in different rock bands ever since. I've been lucky to have toured a great deal here in Canada and in the EU with many of my former bands and now I spend several months each year on the road with White Cowbell Oklahoma, mostly in the EU. I've been very luck to have been able to stay involved with music as a side man and member of many project over the years.

South Pawl Jones

Primary Earth Shaker for White Cowbell Oklahoma
Boss @ SPJ Driving & Tour Management Services

Custom "Fake" Gibson Thunderbird (Pelham Blue, made from an old Gibson neck)

Custom painted 2012 Gibson SG short scale (Pelham Blue)

1999 Fender Hot Rod Precision Bass,

1979 Kramer DMZ4000 (aluminium neck),

Early 2000's MIM Fender Jazz Bass,

2013 Carvin LB75P 5 string,

1969 Eko Hollow Body short scale (ES335 style).

Main large rig - Fender Super Bassman 300 and Fender 6x10" neo cabinet.

Spare amp and smaller rig - Aguilar ToneHammer 500 and a pair of Aguilar DB112 cabinets.

On tour in Europe I usually use an Ampeg SVT-VR with a Sansamp Programmable Bass Driver.

I use Hipshot Bridges and D-Tuners on almost every bass I own as well.