"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 the small village of Cayuga in the fields of Haldimand County, 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 the dirt rock trio Gruve, the woodworker turned songwriter released his first solo EP ‘Head In The Clouds’  in 2017 produced by Aaron Goldstein out of Toronto Ontario. 


Jay found himself back in the studio in early 2020 to record a full LP this go around once again with Aaron Goldstein behind the controls. Session players included Dani Nash, Steve Marriner, Carleigh Aikins, Eric Pollmann and Jesse O’Brien. Release date TBA.


Honing his songwriting and performances on stages all the way from small town Ontario to St. John’s Newfoundland and as far as Memphis Tennessee,  Jay is forging a path all his own forever chasing down that next great song and inspiration.

“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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