Jay Som is the project of 23 year old songwriter old Melina Duterte. We stumbled upon this Bay Area rock band two months ago in Austin, Texas at the SXSW music festival and were immediately impressed by their live show. Despite her tender age, Duterte drew us in with a poised performance that featured the near-perfectly crafted songs from Jay Som’s critically acclaimed sophomore release, Everybody Works. So, when we found out the band was touring through Oregon shortly after our Austin run-in, we jumped at the opportunity to invite them to perform in the OPB studios.
Watch video of that performance via VuHaus above. Also, listen to Duterte’s interview with State Of Wonder’s Aaron Scott and download MP3’s of Jay Som’s performance below.