Patriot Ledger (Boston) names "The Trees Beyond the Town" as one of Top Ten Albums of 2018
Music writer Jay Miller has included "The Trees Beyond the Town" in his "Best of 2018" list, alongside the likes of Brandi Carlile, Lucero, Kerri Powers and more. See what he has to say about "The Trees Beyond the Town" below or read the full article HERE: https://www.patriotledger.com/entertainmentlife/20181219/music-scene-jay-miller-picks-his-favorite-albums-of-year
“THE TREES BEYOND THE TOWN” by JAY PSAROS (P,B and Jay Records): Anyone who’s been in a South Shore club, or around the Boston area, has probably run into Psaros, who plays a relentless schedule of his own gigs and books dozens more for fellow musicians. His latest album expands his musical palette, with producer/drummer Lorne Entress and a core band that includes Kevin Barry on guitar and Jesse Williams on bass, with Sam Kassirer on keyboards. Savor the ethereal melancholy underlying “Dear Jane,” or enjoy the groove on “Strangers Again,” built around a soul organ arrangement. The title cut is a wistful memoir, set to a country rock framework, while “Hold On My Love” is thoughtful and romantic. Psaros voice seems to have matured also, relaxing from the need to project in noisy taverns, and the best example is the superb vocal colorations in “Only Love.” Psaros has been opening for a wide array of touring acts at venues around New England the past few years, and this album proves he’s ready for his own headlining dates.