The Jayplayers – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – June 16th, 2018

The Jayplayers

The Jayplayers

Jason McGovern and the Describers, Matthew Rineer

Sat · June 16, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

The Jayplayers
The Jayplayers
Our first rehearsals were in a local park; something of singing outside, in summertime, for no one in particular, that speaks to the natural ease of our collective relationship with music” – remarks The Jayplayers, of their formation in 2013 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Their songwriting is unassumingly authentic, derived from a shared, somewhat unconscious viewpoint. It seems their process was one in the same – to not really have a process; to write without intention, merely recording song ideas as they overcame their minds. “Our songs are most simply commenting on the human condition; words and music in harmony, made to strike a chord in the hearts of many.”

This Americana act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up as well. The inclusion of bassist Michael Broda and drummer Tyler Kollinok into the fold, has resulted in their debut LP Glitter & Wine (2016) and upcoming EP, The Jayplayers: Little Bit Country. This sophomore project, recorded in the renowned MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia, is set for worldwide release in February, 2018 across all digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc.).

Over the past four years, not only has their collection of songs grown into a multiple records, but they have also gained great notoriety for their hundreds of live performances. They have moved from playing local eateries and area listening rooms, to nationally recognized venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and World Cafe Live. With their highly anticipated EP on the way and expanded band format, you will surely be hearing even more from The Jayplayers - so stay tuned!
Jason McGovern and the Describers
Winner of the 2017 Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Contest, Jason wants to sing you songs and is trying hard not to overthink it. Just like he overthinks most things. Just like he's totally overthinking this bio. Leaning on his Americana, singer-songwriterly and offbeat influences, Jason is equally comfortable sitting beside a peaceful stream of quiet acoustic tones as he is drowning in a sea of electric guitars and drums. He just wants to sing you songs - raw, wry and honest song Jason has also appeared on the Lyrikplatz stage at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pa., WSTW's Hometown Heroes, abc27's Good Day PA! and WNJR's acousticSongs LIVE!
Matthew Rineer
As a songwriter, I can’t help but be influenced by what’s going on all around me. A very deep relationship that I was in ended rather unexpectedly at the end of 2015, and I moved to Philly to try to outrun the pain. It was like hitting the reset button on my entire life. New friends, apartment, neighborhood - everything was wiped completely clean and I started over. That wasn't easy for me at 32. For almost a year I couldn’t even bring myself to pick up my guitar and play music, let alone write anything. I can’t pinpoint exactly when, but at some moment in 2016 I was able to see some light, really for the first time in years. I consider it a miracle. It was a small break in the weather, but enough for me to be able to dry off and warm up a bit. i started to realize there was a lot of life left to live, music left to write and songs to sing.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104