How the Beach Boys + Macklemore + persistence = AJR hit

Jessica Wojcinski with the guys of AJR – Jack, Ryan and Adam – at the 98PXY Summer Jam in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Tim O'Shei)

Jessica Wojcinski with the guys of AJR – Jack, Ryan and Adam – at the 98PXY Summer Jam in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Tim O’Shei)

What do The Beach Boys and Macklemore have in common?

They’ve both influenced AJR, the New York City-based indie pop band of brothers, to combine the quality songwriting of classic ‘50s music with the familiar beats of mainstream popular music.

Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met have gone from writing, recording, producing, and mixing all of their own music in their living room to performing for 15,000 people at a time.

Check out my interview with AJR from the 98PXY Summer Jam to hear how they went from almost giving up on music, to having breakfast with Sia, to having their song “I’m Ready” become #22 on the iTunes Overall Chart!

— Jessica Wojcinski, LiveStarringYou.com reporter, Nazareth College

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