Jamie 'Jay' Rin is a Nashville based singer-songwriter with a haunting voice, rocking spirit, and a guitar named Lola.
Her 2019 folk apocalyptic single 'Dance in the River' got her her first radio play on Nashville's top independent radio station Lightning 100, and her latest release of 'Gotta Be Magic' is making its own waves as we know it, in its refreshing addition of Latin rhythms and an electronic pulse.
If one thing's for certain, Jay will immediately surprise listeners with her folksy integrity and bluesy sound. She brings a natural tenderness and "whimsy" to her songs while driving the music with her soulful power and lyrical edge. In every show, she seeks to take listeners on a journey through her unique storytelling and expression.
EARLY YEARS TO PRESENT
Jay Rin is originally from Whittier, CA, and got her musical start in church choir, talent shows, school plays and performing in coffee shops alongside her father, Jim Becker – Los Angeles based singer-songwriter/guitarist and occasional Mick Jagger impersonator. Jay credits much of her musical influence to her family- her two older sisters who taught her the ways of harmony, her mom who always pushed her to go after her dreams, and her dad who taught her that "it ain't music, if it ain't got soul."
By the age of 18, Jay had 3 album releases in an Americana/roots duo "Deep Fried Bubblegum", 1 solo album, and 300+ solo/duo gigs under her belt from fairs, festivals, charity events, to casinos and restaurants all over California. During her time at Belmont University, Jay worked with multiple Grammy and Emmy award winning musicians in multi-media tribute shows and recordings, and in 2015, she sang on stage with the Rolling Stones at Nissan Stadium.
Currently she is working on recording a couple more singles and working on an album to release this year, hoping to also hit the ground running with more shows as venues continue to open back up.