Jay Nash

Jay Nash

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 StevensĀ¹ Greatest Hits on the other. To steal a line: What a long, strange trip it's been Ā­ 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... more