Here I was thinking Jaymay had a nice following in New York City and hoping that I could do my little part to spread the word beyond. And then I hear that she's got a banner in the Folk section of the iTunes Music Store, and that her record is in the top 10 there. So I guess she's bigger than I thought, though I'm not really surprised.
It's really gratifying to see people embracing good music. So much of the best stuff remains below the radar. And I have to assume that good old fashioned word of mouth (amplified by the newfangled internets) is responsible for her success thusfar, and to a guy like me, that's deeply encouraging.
If you haven't heard Jaymay on PulverRadio yet, you're probably not listening all that much. WTF, guy. So listen a lot more. And go right now to her myspace page and check out her stuff. She's quite good.
(Note: you can download "You Are The Only One I Love" there, which was recorded the first night I saw Jaymay, which was by accident, at The Living Room. She was on before Josh Pyke. New York rules like that. After Jaymay and Josh Pyke a little jazz trio got up and then Norah Jones got up on stage and sang a few songs with them in a hoodie in front of about 20 people.)