Sawyer Jay is a versatile Americana singer-songwriter and performer. An energetic and entertaining artist, he often sings, and plays multiple instruments simultaneously, such as; the guitar, banjo, harmonica and drums.
The music he performs is as multifaceted as the instruments he plays. His repertoire includes a variety of classics, including artists such as Johnny Cash, Jim Croce, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, and John Denver. He also performs newer music by artists such as Dawes, The Zac Brown Band, The Avett Brothers, and Jason Isbell. An accomplished banjo player, he plucks and sings a variety of traditional bluegrass songs and creatively takes Scruggs style banjo to AC DC songs.
Additionally, he is a well-received songwriter, often writing and performing songs that encompass growing up, and living in the heartland. Sawyer Jay’s song, titled “Running Behind”, was submitted to the Omaha Once Songwriting Competition. The critics stated that it was:
“A song that rises above the others”
“A very smooth, well-presented melody”
“Lyrics are universal, and very relatable”
Playing nearly 50+ shows a year, he has made a name for himself, and continues to captivate audiences throughout Nebraska and the Midwest. He performs at a variety of differing venues including bars, wineries and private parties as well as grocery stores and county fairs.
A talented and all around musician, he regularly performs 3 to 4 hour shows, and is capable of performing 2 hours of original music. Both older and younger audiences appreciate his musical presentation, as he plays a little bit of everything.
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