Jay Lingo

Jay Lingo

 Santa Cruz, California, USA

"The shining success story of the Britannia Arms Singer Songwriter Showcase, Santa Cruz's Jay Lingo won the contest back in 2008 and has been marauding the surrounding countryside, gee-tar in hand, ever since. Blurring western country rock with old-time Americana, Lingo speaks the same whiskey-sipping, honky-tonk vernacular of a Hank Williams or a Willie Nelson. There's also a raw and honest vulnerability that comes through in his lyrics on heartbreaks and handshakes as well as a natural songcra


"Jay Lingo writes honest Americana music that draws from a lifetime of hard work, addiction, heartbreak, love, and the rest of that "lessons learned the hard way" stuff that makes for some damned fine songwriting. With the release of his freshman CD "Idle Hands", Jay has been tearing up the honkytonks and bars of the West coast, and hopes to come through your town soon."


"Idle Hands" Released July 2010