@GJHoffmanMusic YOU!! Your voice and music were such an inspiration to me yesterday!!! Brilliant to find you!! Sing on 4 ever! - Dar Weathers”

Gary Jay Hoaffman is an Americana Singer/Songwriter.  Gary Jay has been performing since he was 13 (over 40+ years) & writes mostly about true life experiences generally in the style of Country/Grass/Americana.  Gary completed an album called Hillbilly Outlaw Blues ini 2017 and is currently working on his second project "Back To The Farm".

Gary performs SOLO, DUO, or with the band BCR (Blue Country Revival) in the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA areas.  If you want to add some rock/pop to Gary's performance, Gary performs regularly with Laurie Blue (Rock/Folk/Pop/Americana singer-songwriter) as a DUO or BAND (www.LaurieBlue.com).

Gary performed at the PRE-PARTY show before the Craig Campbell show at the GROOVE Music Venue at Nascar's Dominion Raceway in Thornburg VA.  Further, Gary performed prior to David Allen Coe at the Full Moon Field Festival.

Gary Jay has played a variety of festivals & venues including:  National Cherry Blossom Festival, North Moutain Arts Festival, Taste of Leesburg, 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, Purcellville American Legion, Eagles Club, Addy's Lounge, Horseshoe Curve Restaurant, Granny's Bar & Grill, Blue Fox Billiards, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Mimosa Restaurant, The Wine Kitchen, Two Twisted Posts Vineyard, Ono Brewery, & more.

Some of Gary Jay's influences are Marty Robbins, Radney Foster, Marty Stuart, Rodney Crowell, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams SR, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, CCR, Badfinger, The Country Gentlemen, Steep Canyon Rangers, Flatt & Scruggs, Doc Watson, Waylon Jennings, Jim Glaser, & many more.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for being a part of our very first TASTE Leesburg!! The turnout surpassed our expectations. Thank you all for your top notch performance. I hope that you enjoyed being a part of TASTE and I hope to see you at future events! Thank you! ”

— Events Coordinator Town of Leesburg Department of Parks & Recreation

Very nice songs, love the humor in the banjo song. Completely original songs, but there is a feel reminicent of John Denver, Tom Rush, Steve Goodman, Jim Croce and a whole slew of singer-songwriters who sang about life with with heart, wit, and humor, and accessible well written music, and you fit right in there! I really enjoy your music!”

Russ Downs


  • Azmi Zorou / Spankys - Leesburg VA:  To be supplied upon request.
  • Jennifer Cossette / Full Moon Festival - Berryville VA: To be supplied upon request.
  • Tracy Wink / Horseshoe Curve Restaurant - Bluemont VA: To be supplied upon request.
  • Mary Derby / #1 Super Fan - Sterling VA:  To be supplied upon request.


Gary Jay SOLO:


DUO/BAND w/Laurie Blue or others


GJ Live@BrightBox Winchester VA.

GJ Live@BrightBox Winchester VA.

Hanging w/ Craig Campbell after his show Dominion Raceway Dec 15th 2017.

Hanging w/ Craig Campbell after his show Dominion Raceway Dec 15th 2017.