Prior to J. Caruso’s first solo release he was vocalist, guitarist and composer for the Alt Rock trio Wired and drummer/ percussionist for the Americana Roots Rock outfit Jackson Ridge Rodeo. J. comes from the professional musician Caruso family of New Rochelle, New York- including his grandfather, John F. Caruso of the independent Caruso Music Center record store in the 1960s and 1970s. J. is a life long drummer/ percussionist/ vocalist; guitarist and composer for two decades. He later began producing and engineering records while studying Music Industry & Tech at Mercy College in New York. In 2012 he started the solo artist venture and launched his own label with it- now Overall Records. J. has played both the New York and Southern California circuits, has toured the U.S. east coast and played CBGB and The Whisky. He performs drums and percussion fusion at select shows with SaxoMezzo while completing his second solo studio record.