I had the honor of playing a show with J Kutcham and the five fifths for the BLOOMFerments fundraiser. The first thing I noticed about Jay was his gold boots that he had recently spray painted. The second thing was that he was wearing spurs. I am not sure the last time I saw a man wearing spurs here in town. Jay began his set with three songs solo before he brought out the band. He stomped time with those boots and the spurs added a subtle jingle to the rhythm.
Jay is a great story teller who writes songs that feel Americana with a strong punk edge and a hope for salvation in the rubble. This is a man who still believes in the power of song to lift his listeners into the astral plane. His heart felt delivery and boot stomping passion did just that last night for all those bellies full of probiotics sitting on the lawn with paper plates in hand.
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