2/21/08

Jay And The Americans

JAY AND THE AMERICANS is a joy to work with.  I’m getting quite an education on rock and roll history, plus smart wisdom about people (and animal relations) from the guys in the group. The Americans: Howie Kane, Marty Sanders and Sandy Deanne started the group in the early 1960s, and earned back ownership of the name, “Jay and the Americans” after their second lead singer David Blatt sold it to them.

The new Jay is really named Jay, “Jay Reincke,” and he’s a Chicago guy.  On stage he’ll remind you of that nice high school guy who sang lead in choir and was kind enough to carry your books home while helping you practice your Spanish homework.  (At one time, Jay was a Spanish teacher!)

As for the animals, when he’s not singing or writing songs with folks like Joan Jett, Marty Sanders is often called to rescue snakes on construction sites.  Recently he appeared on Duncan Strauss’ well-planned, crafted and performed radio show, TALKING ANIMALS on WMNF-Tampa.  Listen to the show at http://www.talkinganimals.net/archives_synopses_08.html#020608 .

Here are the upcoming tour dates:

March 28             Newberry, SC           Newberry Opera House
April 19             Staten Island, NY    Monseinger Farrel H.S
May 14             Rochester, NY        The Lilac Festival
May 23             Colorado Springs, CO       Silver Moon    
May 24             North Las Vegas, NV   Cannery Casino Hotel     
June 25             Woodhaven, NY           Forest Park     
June 27             Bay Shore, NY           Boulton Center     
June 28             Annapolis, MD           Rams Head On Stage     
August 14         Massillon, OH           Summer Concert Series

http://www.jayandtheamericans.net

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