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Indie-folksters Jay Nash & David Ramirez pop up at San Diego’s Soda Bar

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JayNash1Jay Nash who has shared stages with major acts the likes of Maroon 5 and Counting Crows will perform with David Ramirez at the Soda Bar on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The tour is in support of Nash’s new album, “Letters from the Lost.”

Paste Magazine describes the new work as offering “a comprehensive glimpse into the niche [Nash] has managed to craft for himself over the years.” 

Throughout his career, this indie-folk-rock artist has shared the stage with numerous acclaimed artists including: Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Ingrid Michaelson, Zac Brown, Lucinda Williams, and Katy Perry. In addition, his albums have featured a luminary cast of musical characters: Don Heffington (drummer for Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Ricki Lee Jones) Rob Wasserman (bass for Bob Weir, Ratdog) Chris Joyner (keys for Ray Lamontagne, Jason Mraz) and Jamie Wollam (drums for Jackson Browne).

Yielding comparisons to a young Lyle Lovett, Bruce Springsteen and Ray LaMontagne, Nash’s “rugged and soulful” (Rock Is A Verb) blend of Americana/Alternative/Folk/Rock resonates with critics and fans alike.

Describing the musical influences he has felt, Jay said, “Sure, I had been listening to bands like Def Leppard, Quiet Riot and Kiss on expandable suitcase-record player since I was seven, which was all well and good. But, it was the sound of the Grateful Dead, emanating from my Sanyo boombox, as I laid in my bunk bed, that reconnected me to the world, humanity and I dare say, the universe. There was a language of truth that I had never heard before in Jerry Garcia’s fiery playing (circa the 1971, ‘Skull and Roses’ release).”

jaynash2“In a genre where it is hard to stand out Jay Nash makes it look easy.” (AbsolutePunkLetters from the Lost – largely recorded in his home studio in Vermont – “is expansive and unrestrained… awash in waves of luscious, vibrant sounds.” (Verb Magazine)

“Jay Nash should be proud of [Letters from the Lost]. He took a risk with his songs and came out strong enough to warrant multiple replays.” (The Maneater)

The Soda Bar is located at 3615 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego. Contact the venue at 619-255-7224. For more information about Jay, please go to www.JayNash.com 

Here’s his song “Wander”

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