About 5J

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  Founded by Eryn Murman and Jason Hite in the Fall of 2011, 5j Barrow has built an audience brick by brick through the boroughs of New York City, earning the title of “Best Band in NY” after winning The Greene Space WNYC/WQXR’s ‘Battle of the Boroughs 2014.’  They were rewarded with an appearance at the historic Apollo Theater.  After releasing their debut album From the Dim, Sweet Light in 2014, the rollicking sextet (Hite and Murman now armed with Eric Namaky on piano and keyboards, Michael Hunter on violin, Ian Hunt on drums, and Drew Jones on bass) set out on the road, playing to packed venues in Cleveland, Nashville, Ithaca and Washington DC.  At their first festival, Indie Week Canada, they came in 3rd place out of more than 150 bands from around the world.

Their songs are packed with poetry, imagery and emotion and their live performance is at one moment explosive, while in another moment fragile and focused. For those out there with a hunger for music that explores creativity, story telling, and thought provoking material, one need look no further than 5j Barrow to satisfy their cravings.

 5j Barrow

Eryn Murman (Vocals, Mandolin)
Jason Hite (Vocals, Guitar)
Eric Namaky (Vocals, Keyboard)
Michael Hunter (Violin)
Ian Hunt (Percussion)
Drew Jones (Bass)