Bio

James Hay is a Canadian electric and sometimes acoustic blues, jazz and soul guitarist and singer/songwriter. James began working in travelling blues bands in the mid-90’s with the Ole Johnson Blues Band, Northwest Boogie, Zydeco North. He has worked as a sideman to Jack de Keyzer, Sherman Doucette, Poppa Dawg. He can be found these days working as a solo blues act, as well as with The James Hay Blues Band and Black Cat Soul. 


Original material as well as blues selections from the 1920’s to present day. Including artist such as Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Bukka White, Billy Boy Arnold, Slim Harpo, Jimmy Rogers, Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Freddy King, Magic Sam, B.B. King, Albert King, Otis Rush, Taj Mahal, Ray Charles, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, North Mississippi Allstars and many more.