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"Jay Stielstra is our song laureate."

“The Jay Stielstra Trio’s new CD, Don’t Let Me Down Easy is pure…direct folk music….with no apologies. This album is an important contribution to Stielstra’s considerable legacy.”

“Ann Arbor musical treasure… Stielstra…has penned some of the most heartfelt songs about Michigan ever written. ”

Roger LeLievre - Ann Arbor News

“I’ve often said that Jay Stielstra should be the poet laureate of the state of Michigan. His songs can be compared with those of any songwriter in the country as far as I’m concerned.”

David Siglin - Former Director, The Ark, Ann Arbor, Michigan