Bio

Gary Jay {GJ} is an Americana Singer/Songwriter.  GJ has been performing since he was 13 (over 40+ years).  GJ writes mostly about true life experiences.  For example, GJ has written songs about his experience playing in the 'All Around Cowboy Band' (DC/MD/VA area) in the late 70's / early 80's).  GJ writes songs in many styles including country, grass, blues, hillbilly rock, and more.  Americana seems to cover all those styles.  GJ completed an album called Hillbilly Outlaw Blues ini 2017. 

GJ currently performs SOLO, DUO, or with the band BCR (Blue Country Revival) in the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA areas.  To find out what is happening and where GJ is playing, sign up to the mailing list.  For more details, click the PRESS KIT button above.

GJ has played a variety of festivals & venues including:  National Cherry Blossom Festival, Full Moon Field Festival, Arlington County Fair, World Police Games, Jammin Java, Spankys, Velocity5, Dogfish Ale House, Cajun Experience, Horseshoe Curve Restaurant, Brewbakers, Long Shots, Griffin Tavern, Molly's Irish Pub, Old Bust Head Brewery, Gypsy Sallys, National Conference Center, Paddy's Irish Pub, Badwolf Brewhouse, American Legion Post 71, Eagles Club, Addy's Lounge, Horseshoe Curve Restaurant, Granny's Bar & Grill, Hillbilly Heaven, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Mimosa Restaurant, The Wine Kitchen, & more.

Some of Gj's influences are Marty Robbins, Marty Stuart, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Vern Gosdin, Del Shannon, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams SR, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb, Chuck Berry, James Brown, KC & Sunshine Band, Country Gentlemen, Jimmy Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers, Union Station, Rohnda Vincent, Avett Brothers, Christian Lopez, Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers, Andy Hawk & Train Wreck Endings, & many more.

GJ has been performing since he was 13 (over 44 years).  In the late 70's he performed with the band 'Electric Country' placing fifth in the East Coast Music Championship and playing on same stage as Jerry Lee Lewis and the Country Gentlemen.  GJ played in a variety of bands including 'Electric Country', 'The All Around Cowboy Band', Sundown, and more.  Recently GJ worked with his son Garrett James Hoffman in their family band 'HalfPast3' taking HP3 from practicing in their kitchen in 2010 to playing at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in 2013.  GJ currently lives in the area of the eastern panhandle of WV.

GJ Hoffman - Americana Singer/Songwriter

GJ Hoffman - Americana Singer/Songwriter

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