Doug Jay & The Blue Jays
Doug`s biography reads like a "who is who" of the Blues, underlining other musicians´ appreciation of his musical virtuosity. Countless concerts with the likes of B.B. King, Chuck Berry, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, Lonnie Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and others have gained him a solid reputation in the US. His solo recordings have received rave reviews in the American and European press. By any measure Doug Jay is one of the leading contemporary bluesharp artists.
For more than three decades Doug has toured the US from coast to coast, thrilling audiences with his high energy show and gaining a reputation for his spell-binding harmonica work and expressive vocals.After successful appearances at all renowned European Blues Festivals, among others in England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, etc, Doug pleased his numerous fans when in 2000 he decided to make Germany his second home. He is currently splitting his time between Washington/DC and Osnabrück, Germany.
One reason for Doug´s deceision was his fine European band "The Blue Jays". Consisting of the outstanding German guitarist Jimmy Reiter and and his tight rhythm group, "The Blue Jays" have become the heavy grooving platform that Doug has relied on over the past five years. Doug Jay & Blue Jays have just released their brand new Crosscut Records CD "Jackpot". These new recordings will be presented on this years CD-release tour.
Doug Jay & the Blue Jays - don't miss this highlight in 2005