Inspiration seeped through the windows of apartment 5j on Barrow Street looking out over the Hudson River in NYC’s Greenwich Village, where singer-songwriters Eryn Murman and Jason Hite soaked up the energy and passion of musicians, painters, poets and writers who created the Village vibe. Together, they paid tribute to those creative spirits and named their band 5j Barrow, writing music and lyrics with a unique folk/rock sound.
Officially launched in the fall of 2011, 5j Barrow has inspired audiences in diverse venues, from the historic Apollo Theater to the open air of Washington Square Park, with soulful music, evocative imagery, and lyrics that touch the heart. 5j Barrow was named “Best Band in NY” after winning The Greene Space WNYC/WQXR’s Battle of the Boroughs 2014. They have built a loyal following on the streets of the city and engage audiences as they currently tour North America with performances that are both intimate and rousing. 5j Barrow released their debut album From the Dim Sweet Light in 2014, and their first installment of three upcoming EPs (The Journey Vol. 1) produced by Grammy nominated David Mayfield, was released October 6th, 2017.
” The Journey Vol. 1. showcases why this band is destined to break out of the east coast and play a role in shaping the next generation of folk rockers.” (From Jake’s Take)
“The Journey, Vol. 1 definitely leaves you hanging, but in the best way possible. With high hopes for the second half of this journey, the EP will take you on an emotional roller coaster, exploring the highs and lows of love with beautiful lyricism, timeless songwriting and vivid storytelling.” (From Prelude Press)
“The raw intent and deeply-buried emotion surges to the surface. Murman and Hite are on to something truly special.” (From B-sides & Badlands)