Jay Gavin grew up in a tiny close-knit Canadian fishing village on Prince Edward Island where the potato fields are lined by red dirt roads, there isn’t a stop light for 100 miles and the kitchen parties go on for days. After years touring North America and recording as a bassist with punk & metal bands like Spawner Record’s Huskavarna, and Texas thrash legends Speedealer, Jay came full circle and returned to his roots in country, folk & bluegrass.
Jay writes and sings songs for fans of real county music. With a string of Amingles and three previous EP/LPS he is making a name for his catchy hooks, foot-stomping songs and good timin’ live shows. The Nashville Songwriters Association named Jay Gavin a writer that’s “One to Watch” in June 2023.
On the recommendation of Billy Don Burns, Jay recorded his forthcoming album with Grammy-nominated producer Denny Knight (Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty) and engineer Bobby Bradley (JJ Cale, Ween’s country album) of the Nashville Music Group. Road Ready is a decidedly expressive effort that affirms Jay’s authenticity in every note and strum.
A road warrior, sleeping most nights in his van, Jay puts on a hell of a live show offering true country & folk entertainment to hard-working and sometimes remote communities. Whether backed by a full band or stripped down with just his guitar, his live show feels more like a party. You'll laugh and sing and dance and go home feeling that you've made a new friend. Jay can't wait to share a song and a beer with his fans across North America this year!