Jay Aymar

Donnie Zueff


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Toronto's acoustic singer-songwriter Jay Aymar in concert.

Aymar mixes elements of country, folk and acoustic music with his straight-forward and often humourous lyrics.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

"Not just another singer-songwriter, Jay Aymar has both the storytelling gift and a natural musicality."
- Jerome Clark - Rambles Magazine

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Jay Aymar is an ordinary guy, with an extraordinary talent. He is constantly writing a song, and that's a gift most folks are not blessed with. Aymar gets his songs from the people he meets, and they are as complicated - and as simple - as the drifter in the tap room, the traveller in the bus station and the school teacher at Starbucks. The winners and losers and lovers and fighters all contribute their voices, adding the details as well as the big ideas. He is the real deal. No pretension, no airs, no showbiz nonsense. Plain as a Tim Horton's double-double and as straight as the highway between Regina and Calgary.

Aymar's songwriting style was born from his literary background. An English major from Carleton University, he lists the likes of humourists Stephen Leacock and Mark Twain as his two greatest inspirations, since they, like him, are writing very localized ideas, with a universal appeal. There is a universal message behind the words, both theirs and his.

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie but now residing in Toronto, Aymar has released seven albums over the last fifteen years. His most recent release The Chicken Came First (2015) follows three breakthrough CDs, Overtime (2012), Passing Through (2011) and Halfway Home (2009). For his Regina appearance Aymar will be accompanied by Donnie Zueff on fiddle.

"They should elevate Jay Aymar to front and centre stage where the likes of John Prine, Randy Newman and all the others I tiresomely mention stand. He's that good."
- John Apice - No Depression Magazine

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