Hiding in the Shadows
Jay Britton is an award-winning songwriter, and a very familiar name to the Washington, D.C. area music scene. His list of credits include duties as guitarist, vocalist, session player, arranger, producer, and commercial composer-- though Jay's musical background reflects a wide variety of styles and genres, he always returns to his own very distinct brand of country-flavored pop. Jay's latest project has been the writing and recording of his own full length album. 'Hiding in the Shadows,' which features 10 all-new original songs, was produced by multiple Best Producer WAMMIE Award winner Marco Delmar, and features some of Washington's finest musical talents including Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra), Robbie Magruder (Mary Chapin Carpenter), Paul Bell (Nils Lofgren, The Nighthawks), Barry Warsaw (Cravin' Dogs), Benjie Porecki, Casey O'Neal, Lori Kelley, Lisa Taylor and Dana Connor. The songwriting on 'Hiding In The Shadows' is some of Jay's strongest to date. His new CD covers the range of dynamics, from foot-stomping, guitar-driven new-country rockers like 'Turn Me Loose,' 'I Got It Bad' and 'Was It You,' to softer, lyrically introspective tunes like 'Run Away Girl' and 'Fallin'.' Also represented on 'Hiding' is the style many point to as Jay's strongest, with beautifully crafted and authentic country ballads like 'Not Feeling So Well,' 'Why Me' and 'Easily.' These diverse tracks are sewn neatly together by Jay's keen sense of melody, and his knack for lyrics that are sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always memorable.