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Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance's Post-Tony Awards GlowBefore landing the contract to write the songs for The Outsiders, a hit new Broadway musical that—thanks to its twelve Tony nominations and four wins—just became a bigger hit, Jonathan Clay had, by his own admission, read only five books. Luckily for the Americana artist and his songwriting partner and Jamestown Revival bandmate Zach Chance, S.E. Hinton’s beloved novel of trod-upon teenagers in Tulsa was one of them. Two rival gangs, a poetry-loving protagonist, literal train tracks to live on the wrong side of—it’s a wonder it took this long for the middle school reading list favorite to become a stage show. As Jamestown Revival, Chance and Clay have been making music together since they were fourteen, about the same age as the novel’s characters. Over…

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