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San Diego, California, United States | SELF

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"Musician voices self through original tunes"

The words in Jacey Coy's new album may captivate listeners, but it's the music that will keep the CD lodged in their players.

The former El Campo man, whose small, loyal fan base continues to grow with each performance, has released his third compact disc called, "One.Long.Continuous.Song".

He categorizes it as "acoustic rock gone pop," making the album one to carefully enjoy for its creativity, and then later to play again and again.

The album takes listeners through a set of songs, whose titles read as a full sentence to reveal a theme.

Most listeners will relate to Coy's music, which is largely about the ups and downs of the relationship he sings about.

"It's all about the art and putting the excitement back into the music, start to finish, along with the lyrics," Coy said. He says he can't help but create a theme when writing songs, laughing that he's "walking the walk" as a college communications instructor.

"There always has to be a theme," he said. "I'm into projects that make sense from start to finish and I have to weave it all together. If I can't put it all together, then it just won't happen."

Even though Jacey Coy isn't using his family's surname onstage ("Coy" is his late grandmother's maiden name), his work has "Saucedo" written all over it.

Coy's brother, local photographer and JBrew Coffee Bar & Studio owner, Jay Saucedo was the executive producer of the album.

Both brothers say that what Jacey creates, Jay keeps focused.

"I keep it on track and keep the overall feeling continuous," Saucedo said.

The brothers grew up here and attended St. Philip School, but opted for home schooling to finish high school.

"I started playing guitar at 13, because I wanted to play the songs on the radio," Coy added. "I've always written poetry and it just came naturally to sing the words."

Coy holds a masters degree and teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos.

He hopes one day to finish a Psy.D. in relational therapy.

Both give credit for their creative streaks to their parents, Jackie and Janie Saucedo.

"That's the good thing about our parents," Saucedo said. "Instead of trying to steer us away from art, they've always said it's okay and they tell everybody about it, too."

The young men cut most of the album at the "The Salt Room" recording studio, which was built several years ago in between their parents and grandparents' homes.

"Society in general tells you not to pursue art because the chances for success are very slim, but with us it was different," Saucedo said. "We were allowed to be creative."

Their grandfather, the late Joe Vallejo, had a long career in bringing music to El Campo at the Pan American Ballroom, and during his time on the air at KULP radio spinning Latin sounds.

Their cousins have found touring success with their Latin rock band "Vallejo."

While the music and words may flow naturally for Coy, getting up on stage has been more challenging.

"It's that thing where you think, 'I don't want to get up there,'" he said. "And then you go on and there's this adrenaline rush and that's exactly where you want to be."

Coy has developed an interesting way of getting club-goer's attention by pairing lyrics from popular songs, even Rap songs, with acoustic sounds.

He then interlaces the well-known works with his own original songs.

The brothers hope to build Coy's fan base by offering the new disc for $5 on Jacey's official website, www.JaceyMusic.com.

They've also recently developed a second version of "One. Long.Continuous.Song".

The original "Black" version was created with a full band, while an alternative seven-song "White" version is Jacey doing what he does best: being strictly acoustic.

"I do this for the love of it," Coy said. "But it's not a hobby. It's just a part of who I am. If I can make money, then that just means I can keep on doing it."

And with the latest trend of people listening to music just one download at a time, Coy could have hit upon a new trend in creating CDs with his full themed, long-play album.

"As a whole, not many artists are trying to do this, it's very rarely seen," Coy said. "With CD sales going down, we're trying to put value back into a disc." - El Campo Leader-News


"Musician voices self through original tunes"

The words in Jacey Coy's new album may captivate listeners, but it's the music that will keep the CD lodged in their players.

The former El Campo man, whose small, loyal fan base continues to grow with each performance, has released his third compact disc called, "One.Long.Continuous.Song".

He categorizes it as "acoustic rock gone pop," making the album one to carefully enjoy for its creativity, and then later to play again and again.

The album takes listeners through a set of songs, whose titles read as a full sentence to reveal a theme.

Most listeners will relate to Coy's music, which is largely about the ups and downs of the relationship he sings about.

"It's all about the art and putting the excitement back into the music, start to finish, along with the lyrics," Coy said. He says he can't help but create a theme when writing songs, laughing that he's "walking the walk" as a college communications instructor.

"There always has to be a theme," he said. "I'm into projects that make sense from start to finish and I have to weave it all together. If I can't put it all together, then it just won't happen."

Even though Jacey Coy isn't using his family's surname onstage ("Coy" is his late grandmother's maiden name), his work has "Saucedo" written all over it.

Coy's brother, local photographer and JBrew Coffee Bar & Studio owner, Jay Saucedo was the executive producer of the album.

Both brothers say that what Jacey creates, Jay keeps focused.

"I keep it on track and keep the overall feeling continuous," Saucedo said.

The brothers grew up here and attended St. Philip School, but opted for home schooling to finish high school.

"I started playing guitar at 13, because I wanted to play the songs on the radio," Coy added. "I've always written poetry and it just came naturally to sing the words."

Coy holds a masters degree and teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos.

He hopes one day to finish a Psy.D. in relational therapy.

Both give credit for their creative streaks to their parents, Jackie and Janie Saucedo.

"That's the good thing about our parents," Saucedo said. "Instead of trying to steer us away from art, they've always said it's okay and they tell everybody about it, too."

The young men cut most of the album at the "The Salt Room" recording studio, which was built several years ago in between their parents and grandparents' homes.

"Society in general tells you not to pursue art because the chances for success are very slim, but with us it was different," Saucedo said. "We were allowed to be creative."

Their grandfather, the late Joe Vallejo, had a long career in bringing music to El Campo at the Pan American Ballroom, and during his time on the air at KULP radio spinning Latin sounds.

Their cousins have found touring success with their Latin rock band "Vallejo."

While the music and words may flow naturally for Coy, getting up on stage has been more challenging.

"It's that thing where you think, 'I don't want to get up there,'" he said. "And then you go on and there's this adrenaline rush and that's exactly where you want to be."

Coy has developed an interesting way of getting club-goer's attention by pairing lyrics from popular songs, even Rap songs, with acoustic sounds.

He then interlaces the well-known works with his own original songs.

The brothers hope to build Coy's fan base by offering the new disc for $5 on Jacey's official website, www.JaceyMusic.com.

They've also recently developed a second version of "One. Long.Continuous.Song".

The original "Black" version was created with a full band, while an alternative seven-song "White" version is Jacey doing what he does best: being strictly acoustic.

"I do this for the love of it," Coy said. "But it's not a hobby. It's just a part of who I am. If I can make money, then that just means I can keep on doing it."

And with the latest trend of people listening to music just one download at a time, Coy could have hit upon a new trend in creating CDs with his full themed, long-play album.

"As a whole, not many artists are trying to do this, it's very rarely seen," Coy said. "With CD sales going down, we're trying to put value back into a disc." - El Campo Leader-News


Discography

: : "One.Long.Continuous.Song"(2007) - LP : :
Available now on iTunes and at www.JaceyMusic.com

: : "A Simple Sorry"(2006) - EP : :
-Single: "Perfect Thing" (received national radio airplay on XM Radio's RADAR Report)

: : "A Good Mess"(2005) - LP : :
- Singles: "Beautiful" and "Hardended" (both singles received national radio airplay on XM Radio's College Radio Station, XM Radio's Unsigned Station, as well as XM's RADAR Report)

**Wanna see what a "Jacey show" looks like? Live video footage of me performing "Hardened" can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzxnKNt3WzA

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Bio

Jacey Coy is a 28 year old singer/songwriter. Originally from Texas but now based out of San Diego, CA. Performing shows since he was 16, his early influences were: Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra, Ani Difranco, Peter Stuart of Dog's Eye View, Lisa Loeb, etc.

So, does Jacey's music sound like the artists above? Perhaps to some it might although typically, his music tends to be compared more to Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Jason Mraz, Lifehouse, John Mayer, and Dashboard Confessional.

Jacey's music has been featured on XM Radio and he has been named by XM's RADAR Report as a "Futures" Artist a total of three times; a title given to "talented, emerging unsigned artists with a promising future".

Jacey's latest disc, "OneLongContinuousSong", is available now on iTunes or at his official website, www.JaceyMusic.com