top of page
AdobeStock_278714883 (1).png


EPK 2022

  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

singer-songwriter with a heart of country gold

Jay 4.jpg

From his early life as the son of a PEI fisherman, growing up surrounded by pickers & singers to his years touring North America in punk & metal bands, Jay Gavin has come full circle and returned to his roots in country, folk & bluegrass.  With two albums Spirits 2017 and Boat on a Whale 2019 under his belt, Jay is well known for his natural authenticity, his often-humorous, twangy, foot-stompin' songs featuring traditional instruments and his rollicking, good timin' live shows.Jay has kept busy throughout the pandemic playing local shows and releasing videos for original honkytonk-styled Lost in Austin, Conway & Loretta cover, You’re the Reason our Kids are Ugly and releasing singles - Beautiful Shame, a duet with his cousin, Shyanne Mae Gaudet and the December 2021 release, Some Folks, which shows off his John Prine influence. In early September 2022 Jay released  a 4 song EP Therapy produced by Jeff Zipp at Hipposonic with the help of some of Vancouver’s top talent including Sam Balson, Kathleen Nisbet, Scott Smith, Eric Nielsen and Geoff Hicks. A Harley Someday, is a driving fiddle-packed rendition of David Allen Coe's classic. North of Tennessee is another uptempo number about the joys of being Canadian. Therapy is a Next up will be Jay's self-written follow up to that, a catchy, crowd-favorite, called Got Myself a Harley that will come out later this spring. With an itch in his boot, Jay's ready to hit the road again, and he doesn’t care where. “I never know where the song will take me,” he says, “and that’s the whole attraction.” Catch Jay Gavin on tour with The Pilgrim, The Outlaw, The Kidd and the Clown Tour in AB, Canada November  2022.

"…the tunes are eminently listenable but supercharged with an undercurrent of unease”


Jay immediately found the human in all of us.

Told us stories we’ve all lived and handed those stories back to us like an ice-cold beer.” 




Therapy - EP 2022
Some Folks - single Dec 2022
Beautiful Shame - single 2021
You're the Reason our Kids are Ugly - single 2021
Lost in Austin - single 2020
Boat on a Whale - album 2019
Spirits - EP 2017
some folks like art.jpg
north of tennessee cover art for distro kid.jpg


bottom of page