The Jayplayers - Bio
Our first rehearsals were in a local park; something of singing outside, in summertime, for no one in particular, that speaks to the natural ease of our collective relationship with music” – remarks The Jayplayers, of their formation in 2013 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Their songwriting is unassumingly authentic, derived from a shared, somewhat unconscious viewpoint. It seems their process was one in the same – to not really have a process; to write without intention, merely recording song ideas as they overcame their minds. “Our songs are most simply commenting on the human condition; words and music in harmony, made to strike a chord in the hearts of many.”
The award winning Americana/Roots Rock act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up as well. This has resulted in their debut LP, Glitter & Wine (2016) and sophomore EP, The Jayplayers: Little Bit Country (2018), which was recorded in the renowned MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia. Furthermore, they have just released their highly anticipated single, I Still Love You, in January 2020 across all digital platforms worldwide (iTunes, Spotify etc.).
Over the past six years, not only has their collection of songs grown into multiple records, but they have also gained great notoriety for their hundreds of live performances. Most recently They debuted at such nationally recognized festivals as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kutztown Folk Festival, and MusikFest, as well as, received the 2018 PHLlive Center Stage Country/Folk music award from the Philadelphia City Council. You will surely be hearing even more from The Jayplayers soon - so stay tuned!