Jay Kirgis

Jay Kirgis


Solo blues performer in the style of Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters and Mississippi Fred McDowell


Born in Ohio, Jay's northern roots nevertheless included a great deal of blues, motown, soul, and r&b, due to the extensive record collection of his mom. Starting harmonica at an early age, he subsequently picked up guitar when he couldn't find enough musicians in his area to form a band. He has worked and played in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as many of the festivals in the Mississippi Delta, where he has lived for the last ten years. When appearing in-person it is often remarked that he sounds like a whole band...as well as sounding like "the real thing".


Oxford Blues (2000)