"Pollmann is so vocally in place, so lyrically set, that the familiarity of some of these songs isn’t so much that I’ve heard them before, but they are something I’ve wanted to hear."

- Last Call For Soundcheck

'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

Origin: Hamilton, Ontario

Genre: Foot Stompin' Rootsy Blues

Album: Head In The Clouds (January 2017)

Years Active:

2014-Present Solo 

2004-2015 GRUVE

Short Bio:


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.

In the last few years Jay has impressively shared the stage with the likes of Juno Award Winner Joel Plaskett Emergency, multi-Juno Award Winner Old Man Luedecke, multi-ECMA Award Winner Mo Kenny, Juno Award Winner Fred Eaglesmith, Maple Blues Award Winner Harry Manx and Gemini Award Winner Kevin Breit, as well performing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee representing the Grand River Blues Society.

“I enjoyed Jay Pollmann's performance a lot.”

- Stereophile

“Jay Pollmann has a very bright future with his strong song writing and entertaining performances.”

- Kitchener Blues Festival / Grand River Blues Society

"The seven-song album is a blend of foot-stomping country blues and classic rock, half of it backed by a stellar band, led by guitarist Aaron Goldstein, and half of it solo, just Pollmann, his guitar and a kick drum."

- Graham Rockingham / The Hamilton Spectator

"Musician and songwriter Jay Pollmann has a unique way to describe his sound: he calls it “foot stompin’ rootsy blues.”

- Amplify Media/ Long Beach California 


Jay Pollmann |  jay@jaypollmann.com | 905-537-2238



Cortney Harkin, baselineMUSIC  |  cortney@baselinemusic.ca | 647-649-0916

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