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Arts / Entertainment

Jay Nash's music calms

January 26, 2009

ASAP has managed to book acoustic/rock/American folk artist Jay Nash for a free concert at Colorado State. Within 48 hours of the release of Nash's new,'The Things You Think You Need,' the album hit #22 on the iTunes Rock Chart. Nash is the only truly independent artist on iTunes' charts among many heavy hitters from major labels.

Authentic voice, lyrics 

Thanks to ASAP, the Colorado State University community will enjoy a free concert on Wednesday, Jan. 28 by folk singer Jay Nash.  The performance is at 2 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Commons.   

Early press on Nash's album

A.L. Harper of writes this about The Things You Think You Need, "The album is truly superb. It is also a clear reflection of the artist himself; down-to-earth, playful, witty and occasionally profound, grounded but sentimental, sensual but intelligent, romantic but only in passing...

The Things You Think You Need is definitely something you'll think you need after just one listen; and Jay Nash is doubtless an artist you will want to get better acquainted with… Nash's deep, gravelly vocals will remind you of the sadness of Hank Williams, the sensuality of Marvin Gaye, and the tenderness of an adoring lover."  

High praise for Nash

Allie Matthews from Aced Magazine wrote, "There's a softness in Jay's voice that's undeniable, along with a vulnerability that's oh-so sweet. There is a realness to all of the songs on The Things You Think You Need. It is an album that can be listened to for hours."

Nash's album also got unusually high praise from Stevie Wilson,, "The Things You Think You Need is a collection of 10 songs that are a must have and you need to listen to them— because they will pierce you to the core if you let them into your heart and soul...

"While Nash says that he writes from his own experience, it’s like he’s reached into your heart and soul and torn out a piece of your gut-wrenching experiences— both positive and desperate. His lyrics will get you immersed in his musical universe and you might not want to leave." 


Above photo of Jay Nash taken by Debra Lopez.

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