Roy Jay's classical Americana music is a union of sophisticated instrumental and straight-forward sentiment. His debut album, "Lucky Guy" is a contemporary conversation with contrasting points of view. "Buffetesque' influences permeate light, relaxing, escapist tunes, such "Mungo Jerry," and the title track, "Lucky Guy." The fantasy continues with the funky and imaginative "Subway Ride." But before the listener gets to far from thought, Jay's reflective "Time's Page" is there to remind us there's more to life than suntan oil and celestial odysseys, and shows a definite Dylan derivation. The triumphant "California Grey" assures us there are better days ahead, in contrast to the angst outlined in "In and Out of Dreams," and "Waiting on Time." Jay re-inflates the fun with the farcical, "Prettiest Girl in Wal-Mart," and the improbable, but undeniably whimsical "Working Burger Blues". Overhearing this conversation, there's only one response any eavesdropper would give to this upcoming artist: "Keep talking."