Jay Mankita is a Northeast-based Americana songwriter and recording artist. A celebrated songwriter, innovative guitarist, and upbeat, often hilarious touring performer, who engages, inspires, and entertains.
Jay has recorded 6 albums, performed in over 1500 venues, and has recently seen 3 of his iconic songs, ‘Living Planet’, ‘I Am A Dolphin’, and ‘From A Dog’s Stance’, in the new ‘Rise Again’ songbook, the follow-up to the much-loved ‘Rise Up Singing’ collection.
A unique and refreshing talent, well off the beaten path, yet strongly rooted in folk and acoustic traditions, Jay’s songs move with positive grace, from the sublime and beautiful, through the topical and political, to the humorous and absurd, leaving audiences enriched and inspired.
No interviews found for this artist.
1: What artist would you most love to work with?
David Bromberg, the late Steve Goodman, Tom Lehrer, the Beatles (all of them)
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
3: What was the worst advice?
Do what I do.
4: What was your first concert?
The Main Street Grill, in Richmond, VA
5: What/where is the best road food?
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?