Hailing from the deep south, Dammit Jackson grew up with music in his blood. He first learned to play guitar with his grandfather, a fiddle player and guitarist of some acclaim who, together with his older brother and a friend formed the Mitchell Brothers and scored some regional hits in the late 30s in dance halls and jukeboxes across the Southeast. Dammit went on to play and sing in bands throughout high school and college, writing and performing music ranging from thrash and grunge to alternative funk.
Dammit's musical influences range from 80's and 90's thrash (his first love) to artists as varied as Erykah Badu, the Deftones, Alice In Chains, Billie Eilish, the Australian band Tora and everything in between. Perhaps his biggest influence has been the music of singer Mike Patton. Through bands like Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas and his sometimes bizarre solo work, Mike Patton showed Dammit that music could be created without regard to genre, conventions or traditional instrumentation. Mr. Bungle's eponymous album was a literal life-changer for Dammit, and led to his pursuit of making music that is hard to classify but easy to listen to. Combining harsh and soothing synths, infectious beats, memorable melodies and the endless supply of instruments and sounds the world of digital music production has made available, Dammit is finally able to make his musical vision a reality.