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Featuring Carlin Tripp. What type of songwriter is Jay Psaros? That’s a question Psaros has been asking
himself for years. Psaros, a long time resident of the Northeast was born into a
family of the self employed. Like the self employed, his music has ebbed and
flowed in and out of “where the work is,” so to speak. Crossing genres as needed
and blending styles as desired. Psaros has worked in a most peculiar musical
landscape. His gigs have ranged from bar rooms, to medieval themed dinner
theaters, to small clubs, house concerts, weddings and everything in between. He’s
hustled as a booking agent, produced for other artists, written music blogs and even
taught the occasional lesson. Recently, a stroke of good fortune. With just over a
decade in the music industry, the sweaty bars and medieval costumes have given
way to support slots for national acts and small headlining tours at regional clubs.
Psaros has shared the stage with the likes of The Mavericks, Boz Scaggs,
Daughtry, Third Eye Blind, Tower of Power, Ziggy Marley, Donovan
Frankenreiter, Anders Osborne, Los Lonely Boys, Rick Springfield, Lisa Loeb,
Three Dog Night, Rusted Root, Peter Cetera, Little River Band, The Original
Wailers, Eddie Money, and Joe Nichols to name a few.
Most recently, Psaros has released a string of acclaimed singles throughout the
Covid-19 Pandemic which have helped him solidify his standing as one of the
regions most authentic and versatile songwriters. His single “Zombies,” earned
him an invite to Live Stream with the world famous C.F. Martin & Co. via their
facebook page, gaining exposure to millions of acoustic enthusiasts. His next
single “Rise When You Fall” earned Psaros an invite to perform at Boston’s Wang
Theater’s “Ghost Light Series,” bringing awareness to the shuttered iconic
theater and the shuttered events industry as a whole. Later in 2020, his
Christmas song “I Dream of Christmas with You” was featured during the opening
credits of Lifetime Network’s “Christmas on Ice.” Psaros’ work throughout the
Pandemic has allowed him to stay at the top of the call list for some of the
nations most prominent acts. In the summer of 2021, Psaros will be touring as
support alongside Three Dog Night, Foreigner and REO Speedwagon on dates
throughout the country. He will also be headlining regional clubs and small
theaters throughout the Northeast.
Carlin Tripp began his musical journey in the late ’90s with a borrowed acoustic guitar and a dream of becoming a songwriter and performer. After a brief stint with a local band, Tripp hit the road with his guitar for the Southwest and began that journey moving to Santa Fe, NM. He released his first solo work, The Belfry EP, in 2010 in Syracuse, NY. He has continued to write and record ever since.
This series showcases local and regional musicians in a relaxed and intimate setting. The lobby is transformed into a 70-seat showcase lounge.