CMT Edge: premiered “The Contender” on 8/28
CMT Edge Live: premiered on 11/24
Paste Magazine – “You could say that The Contenders are a band greater than the sum of its parts, but that wouldn’t quite be fair to the parts: it’s the duo of Jay Nash and Josh Day, both distinguished musicians and songwriters with their own unique voices and perspectives.”
American Songwriter – “Their blend of folk, rock and country (is on) proud display with their debut EP, ‘Meet the Contenders'”
New York Minute Magazine – “The truth of their folk / Americana-twinged songs comes through stories and honest depictions of the world around them. They write music that they don’t struggle for or against, but they just let happen. Their album, “Meet the Contenders” (releasing Nov 18), is just like that. It is unflinching in its commitment to fidelity, written by two artists who bring their whole heart every time they step into the ring.
Country Weekly – “for fans of The Band, John Hiatt & Little Feat.” “The duo’s sound paints a picture of open stretches of road as well as lazy days at home – sonic comfort food constructed on a bed of groove and storytelling”.
KDHX Saint Louis: “The Contender has a ripe and rugged Americana sound with a honky tonk spirit and a harmony driven soul’. http://kdhx.org/tag/jay-nash
Pasadena Weekly: “There’s a feel-good appeal in their limber harmonies and easy, percussive drive that should appeal to fans of singer-songwriters and jam-band fans alike. Levon would be pleased” http://www.pasadenaweekly.
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