Aaron Lewis, born April 13, 1972 in Rutland, Vermont, USA, is the lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist of the alternative metal group Staind. Lewis grew up, largely, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Aaron Lewis was, before Staind, in a band known as J-CAT with Tori Sands, Chris Ballini, and Staind bandmate Jon Wysocki. An album surfaced on the internet with 9 of J-CAT’s performances at Club Infinity in Springfield, Massachusetts. The performances were recorded while Dysfunction was being recorded. Two of Staind’s popular singles—”Outside” and “It’s Been Awhile”—were both originally performed by J-CAT with somewhat different lyrics.