A native of the Virginia bluegrass scene since the early age of 12, Jay has lived five lives throughout a vast 40 year career in music that has seen and experienced emotion, loss and triumph on a scale that only his songs can accurately recount. His words tell of life as a transcendental old soul - stories that truly paint pictures so vivid that it is as if we were with him throughout his entire life. Fast forward to 2009, where Jay finds himself on the white sandy shores of Siesta Key -a barrier island nestled quietly in the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida. Jay's songs have taken solace in the salt drenched respite that anyone who seeks to escape their everyday lives for a warm soft coastal town can relate to. Jay's ability to meld old experience with his new life offer a truly unique blend of an artist who knows exactly where he has been and where he is in the present.