Born in the gritty steel town of Hamilton Ontario and raised outside of the small village of Cayuga, Jay Pollmann has intertwined the rural/ urban musical divide to create a unique sound he describes as “foot stompin' rootsy blues”.
Primarily performing as a solo artist, Jay brings a dynamic, original and energetic “one man band” type of performance to his live shows.
After a 10-year career with dirt rock trio GRUVE, playing hundreds of shows and festivals, touring Canada and the United States and releasing four well received albums, Jay released his debut solo album in January 2017, produced by Canadian pedal steel legend Aaron Goldstein out of Toronto.
Session players included Anna Ruddick on bass (Randy Bachman, City and Colour), Derek Downham on drums (The Beauties), Aaron Goldstein (Elliott Brood, Daniel Romano, Bry Webb) on guitar, pedal steel, drums and organ and Jay’s brother Eric Pollmann on bass and drums.
'Jay has a talent for staying in sync with his own sound to create a melody more complex than many solo artists, particularly within the folk/country/rock genre.'
-The Permanent Rain Press