Music Mania: Jay Nash Heads South for Tour & then Hits the Studio for CD!! MP3 + PODCAST!
Listening to Jay Nash’s music is something I often do. I have his entire catalog (an Xmas present to myself) that I picked up from him at the Room 5 Monday night event before the holiday hit hard.. and it was great. I took my time going through the catalog and I was able to replace the The Things You Think You Need CD because it spent too much time in the CD player of my car.
Jay Nash, photo by Jessica Loucks
Since that time in 2008, I have had many conversations with Jay or at least some email exchanges to catch up on his career. This one is a longer podcast.. just a hair over 30 minutes (sorry but there was no splicing point in this one). It’s about his latest tour, the opening date was Sunday, 5/15 and will go on for some time– with a nice break in June for a recording session with close friend on various instruments and Chris Seefried producing.
While there isn’t a title or an image yet to tie into this CD, by the time I actually hear it, I will definitely have more information- -but the touring dates are up right now on the jump page, so make sure you book your calendar (and the So. Carolina event is 2 days of fun, sun, sand, music and a bit of food & drink to make you glad you went).
Jay’s no longer a California resident and moved back east, up in the North-East — which is where he’s from but he’s not moved home. (Unfortunately the weather seems to like him better than most Angelenos because we haven’t the sun he’s been getting). Having released an acoustic CD : Live at Sun Studios with Garrison Starr and Jay Nash,
This CD featured 11 songs– 5 from Starr and 6 from Nash and it hit at just the time when the EP All the Stars in Copenhagen had been winding down which also featured Garrison Starr.
Jay Nash– photo by Jessica Loucks
Jay’s been on the road so much in the last year or so that it’s been hard to catch him in town long enough to do a podcast or do more than quickly meet him before Christmas at a group round performance at Room 5 here in LA–which was stunning as every musician there in this very small but cozy venue brought both personal and Christmas music to sing– plus one Hannukah song as well.Jay Nash Interview (recorded last week 5/11)
We talked about many things: his move back east, his touring, writing new music which seems to be the way he communicates emotionally though he’s very communicative. This podcast was a lot longer and it was edited quite a bit because we worked out some of the details of this post. Also there’s discussion on the process of recording; fan relationships asd well as the use of video for connecting to all his fans (social media does come in handy) as well as providing new content for you to check out. There was a lot of conversation.
While those who love Jay Nash– and realize that his last solo CD The Things You Think You Need hit #22 on iTunes pretty darn fast so there are a lot of Nash fans out there– are currently waiting to see him again, those who have recently seen him might have gotten a taste of the new CD and I got Jay to sit down and talk about the recording process, life, writing and lots more–like his new initiative that’s out to help fund the CD he’s recording. This process or project fundraiser isn’t new to the business and it keeps the music in the hands of those who know the music best– the musicians directly involved and in this case Jay Nash and Chris Seefried who have been working together for a long time. It’s about keeping the music real, honest and in line with Jay’s personal aesthete.
Check out this page where you can help Jay produce this CD– and get something special for your contribution. Hopefully you have an extra bit of change to contribute to this project: www.jaynash.com/newalbum or sign up for Jay’s mailing list on jaynash.com or myspace.com/jaynash
Whether or not you participate is entirely up to you. Jay’s going to be releasing tidbits of information and music — and if you listened to the podcast you know what you are getting.– stunning access to an extremely gifted and talented musician who is part of my top 10 favorites. (hey, not everyone has the entire Jay Nash catalog of cds– and actually listens to the musical evolution of this man & musician) This evolution that I have seen over the last 2 years has been amazing– and evocative of many things I personally experienced. Nash seems to nail down exactly what it is that seems to be universally experienced by everyone in some way and he digs down deep into that secret well of emotions we all keep stashed under lock and key and Jay manages to touch on those exact feelings to that you feel that he’s read your mind and your heart. Given my last interview with him and the CD review on All the Stars in Copenhagen , there’s still a lot he touches on- -in a variety of musical presentations: from upbeat happy tunes to more balladic turns of the happy times to slower, harder-wrought tunes lke Barcelona with Sara Bareilles ( From the Things You Think You Need) to Statues and Memories (All the Stars in Copenhagen) to songs like Unshakeable and Everything. It’s like the echo of memories past and dreams you wish would come true.Golden State Goodbye— a song from the upcoming CD — acoustically.
Jay Nash, photo by Jessica Loucks,
May 19 2010 7:00P JackRabbits – with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Jacksonville, Florida, US
May 20 2010 8:00P The Social with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Orlando, Florida, US
May 21 2010 6:00P Plush Ultra Lounge with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Saint Petersburg, Florida, US
May 22 2010 8:00P Live Wire Music Hall with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Savannah, Georgia, US
May 23 2010 8:00P Smith’s Olde Bar with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Atlanta, Georgia, US
May 25 2010 8:00P 3rd & Lindsley with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Nashville, Tennessee , US
May 26 2010 8:00P Newby’s with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Memphis, Tennessee , US
May 27 2010 8:00P The Village with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Little Rock, Arkansas , US
May 28 2010 7:00P Workplay Theatre – supporting Matthew Mayfield Birmingham, Alabama , US
May 29 2010 7:00P La Carreta with Benjy Davis Project and Roy Jay Hammond, US
Jun 3 2010 12:00P Wakarusa Festival Ozark, Arkansas, US
Jun 4 2010 12:00P Wakarusa Festival Ozark, Arkansas, US
Jun 21 2010 7:00P The Bedford London, UNITED KINGDOM
Jun 23 2010 8:00P Olde Queen’s Head London, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Jun 25 2010 7:30P York House Concerts York, UNITED KINGDOM
Jun 26 2010 8:00P l’Anthracite Paris, FRANCE
Jun 29 2010 7:30P Klub der 40 Cologne, GERMANY
Jun 30 2010 7:30P Urock Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Jul 3 2010 7:00P Rock for the River 7!! Clayton, New York , US
Jul 8 2010 8:00P Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2 New York, New York, US
Jul 14 2010 7:00P Lestat’s with Joe Firstman San Diego, California, US
Jul 15 2010 7:00P Hotel Cafe with Joe Firstman Los Angeles, California, US
Jul 17 2010 7:00P Zoey’s with Joe Firstman Ventura, California, US
Jul 18 2010 7:00P Saint Rocke with Joe Firstman Hermosa Beach, California, US
Jul 20 2010 7:00P Soho with Joe Firstman Santa Barbara, California, US
Jul 21 2010 7:00P Cafe du Nord with Joe Firstman San Francisco, California, US
Jul 25 2010 7:00P High Dive with Joe Firstman Seattle, Washington, US
Aug 27 2010 6:00P The Windjammer – Hotel Carolina Isle of Palms, South Carolina , US
Aug 28 2010 6:00P The Windjammer – Hotel Carolina Isle of Palms, South Carolina , US
While there are many opportunities for you to catch Jay Nash, do it now so that you can hear some of the newer tunes. Plus sign up for his initiative www.jaynash.com/newalbum to fund his CD project.