Q&A: Jay Nash

Jay Nash
Here’s a Q&A with Jay Nash. He’s amazing and he knows good music when he hears it! :) You can hear more from him at: http://www.jaynash.com/

Q: What is the average tour day like?

A: “An average day. Usually, I will wake up, eat something, run a couple miles if there is time and then hope in the touring vehicle. On average, there is 4 or 5 hours of driving each day. When we pull into a town, about half the time, there will be a radio show or press stop to make. Otherwise, we head directly to the venue for a soundcheck. After soundcheck, I’ll grab a quick bite, head back to the venue, setup merchandise and then relax and unwind for an hour or so prior to showtime…boring huh?”

Q: Of all of the songs you have written, which one means the most to you and why?

A: “That’s a tough one. They are all my babies. Over You and Labor Day Blues are among that are the most personal, though.”

Q: Are there any covers you like to sing live? How did you pick those songs?

A: “Not so much, but I am hoping to start working a few into the set this season. I need to love a song in order to sing it. Ideally, my rendition would have some quality about it that makes it different than how people have heard the song before.”

Q: What/where is your favorite venue to play at and what makes it stand out?

A: “There are a lot of really great listening rooms around the country. A few of my favorites: SPACE in Evanston, IL, Room 5 and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, Off Broadway in St Louis, MO. All have spectacular sound and treat musicians with care and respect.”

Q: What musician(s) do you admire the most? Why?

A: “I just finished reading ‘Bruce’ which left me in awe of his work ethic and near constant artistic drive over the last 40 years. I am also a huge fan of Jeff Tweedy and Wilco because of their never ending quest to push their own musical boundaries.”

Q: What song(s) do you wish you had written?

A: “The Weight, by the Band
Rosalita, by Bruce Springsteen
Morning Cigaretter, by Brian Wright.”

 

Thanks for the answers, Jay! Can’t wait for Letters From The Lost!

Author: Hailey

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