Jay Nash's defining musical moment came at age 12, after hearing a 90-minute
Maxell tape with the 1971 Grateful Dead Live album on one side and Cat
Stevens¹ Greatest Hits on the other. To steal a line: What a long, strange
trip it's been and it's brought him where he is today.
Jay grew up in the small town of Manlius, outside Syracuse in upstate New
York, spending his summers in the idyllic Thousand Islands region on the St.
Lawrence River near the U.S.-Canadian border. Listening to that
double-sided Grateful Dead/Cat Stevens cassette...