What type of songwriter is Jay Psaros? A question he has been asking for years. Born into a family of the self employed, his music has ebbed and flowed in and out of “where the work is.” Crossing genres as needed and mixing styles as desired.
His gigs have ranged from bar rooms, to medieval dinner theaters, grand stages, and everything in between. On the cusp of a decade in music, the sweaty bars have given way to support slots for National Acts and small headlining tours. “I still go where the work is, but the work has gotten better.” With the DNA of his self employed kin, there is a constant eye on the horizon to make sure work is nearby AND in the distance. A strange place indeed, between the now and the never. His 5th release, “The Trees Beyond the Town” is the culmination of 10 years of self employment. The styles are reflective of the paths taken to keep himself in work as well as in art. Like Psaros, who is of Chinese, Greek and Irish descent, the songs are uniquely multi-genre . Recognizable yet subtly unidentifiable. “I’m in a strange place in my career,” says Psaros. “I consider myself a folk artist, but frequently get calls to support acts far outside my genre that I’m always wondering if I’ve found my place.” This is evident when looking at Psaros's resume. An independent artist, Psaros has shared the stage with a variety of artists like The Mavericks, Ziggy Marley, Anders Osborne, Lisa Loeb, Los Lonely Boys, Third Eye Blind and many more of varied genre.