American JeM, whose name is taken first initial of each band member: Jay, ellie, and Michael, is an Eclectic Americana trio based in Santa Fe, NM.
Jay Cawley(guitar, bass, and vocals) For the last 25 years and counting, Jay has performed, recorded and toured with country music superstar Juice Newton. Jay’s youthful spirit and on-stage playfulness puts any crowd in the mood for fun. He is also an accomplished songwriter, and JeM proudly performs several of his original tunes.
Ellie Dendahl (vocals, guitar, percussion) From youth to adulthood, Ellie’s eclectic musical background includes opera training and performance, musical theatre, and singing with choirs and bands. In 2010 she won first place prizes in both the vocal and songwriting contests at the Santa Fe Traditional and Bluegrass Music Festival.
Michael Umphrey (guitar, vocals) Michael enjoyed all 26 years of touring, performing and recording with The New Christy Minstrels. Michael’s joy of singing and performing brings delight to every audience. His silky baritone melodies and masterful guitar playing have been heard in many local music spots in Santa Fe over the past three decades.