Jamin Orrall of JEFF the Brotherhood carries a torch for Abner Jay

Jamin Orall and Abner Jay

Jamin Orall and Abner Jay

The recommendation from Jamin Orrall: “Abner Jay was one of the last true minstrels. He was a one man band and played a guitar or a six string banjo along with drums, harmonica and vocals all at the same time. He did everything himself, putting out his own records and travelling around in a mobile home that folded out into a little stage on which he performed. His music is mesmerizing. Sometimes haunting and other times funny, a mix of folk, blues, jokes and monologues. Abner Jay lived a pretty interesting life and left behind some incredible songs.”

The Source: Rock Torch exclusive, 2/22/10

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(Editor’s note: The press site for JEFF the Brotherhood says they have been labeled as “kraut punk” or “psychedelic grunge” but listen to Bone Jam below and you will hear what we call pure pop goodness from this set of brothers from Nashville. Check the JEFF the Brotherhood site for tour dates and album info.)

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New to Abner Jay? Start here:True Story of Abner Jay is a great place to start. It is a collection of what I think are some of his most intense performances. I’m So Depressed can literally knock you down, and it has a lot of good stories on it too.”

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True Story of Abner Jay

True Story of Abner Jay