Jay Stott- Rueful Americana for Grownups.
“if you were hoping for a bit of old school carnage to spice up your playlist this spring, [Wreckage of Now] makes a near-perfect addition by all measurements. -Matt Herman, Camden Monthly
“Jay’s vocal style recalls rock icons such as John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Ben Nichols, to mention but a few. If you like the raw style of these artists then you’ll love Jay Stott’s new release.” –The Bandcamp Diaries
October 2022- Finalist at Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic, Clifton, TX
June 2023- Finalist at Red Lodge Songwriter Festival Songwriting Competition, Red Lodge MT.
Jay Stott wrote his first song while working as an Alaskan guide. Music doesn’t pay the bills (yet), so he spends his current working days teaching high school English and writing song ideas in a notebook between classes.
Begging his parents for a guitar at 14, he brought music with him on a lot of adventures in the West. The first song, which came while he was riding shotgun in a truck on the Alaskan Highway, started a creative streak that continues today. He landed in Colorado in the early nineties, which is where he’s lived on and off (mostly on) ever since.
Jay’s been a ski instructor, fishing guide, bus driver, brick layer, carpenter, hot tub technician, retail worker, raft guide, janitor, heavy equipment operator, house painter, vacuum cleaner salesperson, airport shuttle driver, bouncer in a strip club, wanna be novelist, newspaper writer, security guard and a bunch of other stuff he can’t remember. He has been known to bring a guitar to class and serenade his students.
Hi Res Photos- All Images Credit Courtney Nicholson-Paine.