Toronto-based country duo Jess and Tay have been steadily working to build their country music career, step by step. And as a strange and challenging 2020 fades into 2021, there are more steps waiting for them to climb.
We first saw Jess and Tay back in 2016, when they competed in the Emerging Artist Showcase at Boots & Hearts. In 2020, the duo was scheduled to hit the stage at Burl’s Creek again, but when the festival was postponed for the year because of the pandemic, they had to put that plan on pause. However, with the announcement of the 2021 B&H lineup, Jess and Tay are poised to return on Friday, August 6.
While they may not have been able to tour as much as planned this year, Jess and Tay still made their mark. With the release of That’s When I Drink (January) and Two Alone (April), the duo took the opportunity, once again, to show country fans what they bring to the table.
When they released Two Alone, it landed in the New Music Spotlight at thereviewsarein.com and we said, “The song is sad, smooth, easy to listen to and hard hitting in the feels all at the same time. The duo shows us all why they work so well together…”. If this is a taste of what we’re going to hear on the Debut EP that Jess and Tay are teasing on their website, I’m in.
Being nominated for Group/Duo of the Year at the 2020 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards may have been the cherry on the sundae for the duo this year. Alongside James Barker Band, The Abrams, The Western Swing Authority, and eventual category winners The Reklaws, they represented themselves well, and showed that they have already captured the hearts and ears of the country music community.
Nobody knows what 2021 will bring us, but if we are looking at what Jess and Tay accomplished in 2020 and what we know they’ve already got planned for next year, they are going to be ones to watch. Look out!
Stay up to date with Jess and Tay’s new music news, behind-the-scenes action, photos, videos, upcoming show schedule, and more, on their website and social media channels!
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