INTERVIEW: Larry Jay

How would you classify your music?

MY MUSIC IS A COMBINATION OF POP COUNTRY AND AMERICANA.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

AS A GUITARIST I REALLY LIKE BRAD PAISLEY-AS A SONGWRITER I LIKE COLE SWINDELLl ,KIP MOORE, LUKE COMBS AND CHRIS STAPLETON.

What do you want fans to take from your music?

I WANT MY FANS TO BE HAPPY AND JOYOUS AND FREE—AND KNOW THAT WHEN THEY’RE GOING THRU HARD TIMES-THEY WILL BE OK.

How’s the music scene in your locale?

RIGHT NOW THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE IS CLOSED DUE TO THE VIRUS- (so I livestream a lot) ONCE IN A WHILE I WILL GO TO AN OUTDOOR MALL AND PLAY A FEW SONGS LIVE.

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

A TOM PETTY CONCERT—I LOVE TO CONECT WITH THE AUDIENCE-I FEED OFF OF THEIR ENERGY.

Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

I LIKE DRUNK ON DREAMS BECAUSE” YOU CAN SEE A WHAT COULD BE IN EVERY SCENE”-YOU CAN VISUALIZE SUCCESS.

How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

I PAY MUCH MORE ATTENTION TO MY LYRICS—MAKE SURE THE WORDS EXPRESS WHAT THE SONG IS SAYING.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

I WOULD LIKE TO MEET AND PLAY A GIG WITH NEIL YOUNG I WOULD LIKE TO COWRITE WITH LUKE COMBS.

What’s next for you?

KEEP WRITING—KEEP PLAYING -KEEP GETTING HIGH ON MUSIC.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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