Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition
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Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition

California, Maryland, United States | INDIE

California, Maryland, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic


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The best kept secret in music


"Blue Circle Records Releases Jay Armsworthy CD"

Jay Armsworthy
I Couldn't Make It Without Him
Blue Circle Records BCR-027

I Couldn't Make It Without Him is Jay's forth CD release and his first all gospel on Blue Circle Records. This recording has been a goal that he has had since his first solo release in 1995, "Just Lookin' For Fun", which has received many compliments.

“We are elated and so very proud to have Jay Armsworthy’s new project, I Couldn’t Make It Without Him, on Blue Circle Records. It is indeed a first class endeavor from engineering and production, fine musicianship and the talent and dedication of Jay himself right on thru the classy art work. Nothing was spared to bring to you the very finest... most heartwarming. When we praised the work, Jay’s response was “I couldn’t make it without Him”. -- Dixie and Tom T. Hall

“This album gives some promise to Bluegrass Gospel that it will be taken care of in future years to come by people like Jay Armsworthy. ---Larry Sparks

Here you will find a collection of songs from a variety of song writers including Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, Country and Blues all done in a traditional Bluegrass style. The Dixie and Tom T. Hall and Troy Engle cut, "Don't Let Go of My Hand" is included and playing on the latest Good Home Grown Music Radio Compilation. The complete project is available from Jay at jaychelle1@verizon.net

Produced by Greg Luck, former Bluegrass sideman of JD Crowe and the New South along with Armsworthy, together they have put together a stellar lineup of musicians. Featuring:
Kristen Scott Benson: banjo
Wayne Benson: mandolin
Greg Luck: baritone & bass vocals
Jason Moore: bass
Don Rigsby: tenor vocals
Aaron Till: fiddles

Track #6: Don’t Let Go Of My Hand
Writers: Dixie Hall, Troy Engle, Tom T. Hall.
This is a fun, upbeat tune. It was the first released single from this CD. It is bound to be a favorite.

Track #7: I Couldn’t Make It Without Him
Writer: Dee Gaskin.
The title cut from this project, this song talks about taking things upon our own, then realizing that we can’t do it without the will of God.

This collection hopes to be as much an inspiration to you to listen as it was for Jay to record.

1. Wings of Angels 2:37
2. I’m Dying A Sinner’s Death 3:27
3. Heaven’s Door 3:43
4. The Streets of Gold 3:45
5. Oh Jesus 3:04
6. Don’t Let Go Of My Hand 3:16
7. I Couldn’t Make It Without Him 3:17
8. Mansion God Is Building 2:36
9. Power Of Prayer 1:42
10. Take Me To Heaven 3:54
11. His Coming Is Nigh At The Door 3:09
12. When Jesus Comes To Take You Home 2:26
- The Bluegrass Blog


1. Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition... "Making Memories" CD $15.00

2. Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition... "Still Havin' Fun" CD $15 or Tape $5

3. Jay Armsworthy's "Just Lookin For Fun" CD $15 or Tape $5

Other items available as well as other projects by other band members.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Through the years, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, have always combined their vocal strengths and instrumental prowess to entertain an audience the best way they know how...PLAYING GOOD BLUEGRASS MUSIC!! Along with their entertaining aspect, and their ability to promote Bluegrass music, they're sure to be a success in any venue. They have a love for Bluegrass music…. they know how it should be done and they do it very well.

Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Traditioin always takes the stage well dressed and very professional. As quoted by Gary Waldrep (The Gary Waldrep Band), "this group is one of the great entertaining Bluegrass bands on the road today."

From New York to North Carolina, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition have one of the most energetic, true traditional Bluegrass shows among festivals. They have been entertaining audiences for years. Traditional Bluegrass fans love their music.

"It's obvious that they all love the music and love to play and sing it, both on stage and off. And you won't meet a nicer bunch of people anywhere."…Joe Cornett, Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival