I was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in and around Memphis, Tennessee. After spending a year living with my sister and sailor brother-in-law in Spain when I was 11 years old, my mother and I followed my sister and her family to South Florida when I was about high school age. I lived in the New Jersey / New York area for about 15 years where I was the singer/songwriter with Crossfire Choir (Geffen Records) and then moved to Los Angeles for about 15 years. In 2015, I moved to Nashville and now record and perform with my band, The Buckskin Stallions.
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Jay Pounders was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in and around Memphis, Tennessee.
After forming Crossfire Choir in South Florida, the band settled in the New York/New Jersey area, became the house band at CBGBs (managed by owner, Hilly Kristal) were signed to Geffen Records and went on to record their debut album with famed producer, Steve Lillywhite (U2, Peter Gabriel, XTC).
After being dropped by Geffen, the band went on to release a second album on Track Records with producer, Ed Stasium (Living Color, Smithereens, Ramones). Crossfire Choir toured with many national acts (Midnight Oil, Thompson Twins, Culture Club, Goo Goo Dolls, Spin Doctors, etc.) and was a fixture in the indie music scene for years.
Jay Pounders is currently living in the Los Angeles area and continues to write, record and perform his original music for anyone that will sit still long enough for him to do so.