Singer/Songwriter Jay Allan is a relatively new voice out of rural Bothwell Ontario(he has released a previous album).Allan has an interesting and catchy vocal style, filled with grit and passion, and is particularly effective on these blue collar driven songs, all of which he has composed.
The album’s lead single Rumourville, is a driving rootsy country effort that deserved more attention than what it received from radio. The follow up release, She’s A Tease has a similar feel, with lots of vocal energy. Hopefully it will fair a little better, now that Jay Allan has served up a full album to showcase his talents.
Country Music News
"Jay Allan is a rare breed in this day in age. He pens catchy, honest songs sung from the heart with no sense of pretense. What you hear is what you get. Jay will take you in with his storytelling style and make you feel like you are a part of his journey. It is not often that someone comes across as genuine in spirit and talent as Jay Allan."
““This guys Personality and music is absolutely contagious. Jay Allan is an interviewers dream and his music is timeless.
Live solo or with his band it’s always a show you don’t want to miss and if you do you will hear about it”
Music Director 99.1 fm
"Jay Allan writes the sort of blue collar everyman songs that every ambitious singer songwriter aspires to, but few hit the mark as successfully as Jay. He avoids the tired clichés 'sippin' lemonade" and "fried chicken eating" that handicap many of his peers, marking him as above average with clever turns of phrase and melodies that would suite any contemporary country radio playlist."
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