Jay and The Americans
Jay and the Americans
March 10, 2019 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Jay and the Americans were one of the original blue-eyed soul groups and went on to have 12 top-10 records including “This Magic Moment,” “Only in America,” “She Cried,” “Come a Little Bit Closer.” and “Cara Mia.” They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002 and played Madison Square Garden 18 times, a highlight of their career.
Today, the band has Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders and Jay Reinecke, the third “Jay” in the band’s history. They never thought, as 18 year olds, that 54 years later they would still be performing for screaming crowds. They love touring and going to smaller towns that they never played the first time around.
“They call it oldies,” Deanne said. “To me, it’s mental memorabilia and it’s valuable. We’re building new memories, which is nice.”