Jay Bowers

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Hey! My name is Jay Bowers and I'm a singer/songwriter.

Two years ago, I woke up one morning and could tell something was wrong. Just the day before, I had a normal level of energy. On this particular morning, I felt so fatigued I could barely get out of the bed. I thought it would go away within a day or two. It didn't. I napped constantly. I couldn't work out anymore. I could barely even stand up for more than a few minutes without getting tired. I had been a personal trainer, so this was all new and strange to me. Fitness and exercise had been a huge part of my life up to this point, and all of the sudden I couldn't do any of the things I'd been enjoying for the bulk of my life. I went to four different doctors and specialists and after a gamut of tests and theories, they were all stumped as to what was wrong with me.  Seeing I had hardly any energy and was home-bound most the day, I had to find something I could do that wouldn't totally wear me down.

So I picked up a guitar.

Two years later, fighting through the cloud of fatigue, I have managed to learn the craft of singing, songwriting, and guitar playing. I have played nearly 100 times at open mics and paid gigs and have written over 100 songs. I am not going to let this fatigue stop me from achieving my goals and living a fulfilling life.

I have continued working a day job but with limited energy, it is very difficult to do this while also making and sharing music. I would love to have a sustainable income from music so that I can focus all of my efforts on creating and sharing original new songs. Each donation made will get me one step closer.

Pick your bird on the right, vote on which songs you'd like me to record!
(I couldn't resist choosing birds.  My mom dubbed me "Jaybird" as an infant and the nickname has lasted nearly 3 decades.  I find it strangely prophetic considering my current diet consists largely of sunflower seeds and I sing for a living...)

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This is a third of my cost of living.  This will free up enough time for me to write 5 new songs a month.  You get to hear all 5 and vote on which 1 you would like me to record.
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