Jay Howlett


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Jay Howlett is an award winning singer/songwriter with a powerful baritone voice and talent for storytelling. An accomplished performer with a degree in theatre, Jay writes simple honest songs about life in and around America and the experiences that bring us together and tear us apart. You could call him a troubadour; a storyteller or a performing songwriter, what ever he is Jay continuously engages his audiences.

Jay’s been invited to play at folk festivals from Sisters, Oregon to Oakland Park, Florida from Park City, Utah to Kerrville, TX. Always in the middle of confusion and controversy Jay has played at two clothing optional resorts where he did not remove any clothing (while performing anyhow).

Tom Semioli of Minor 7th Webzine says: “With lyrics made all the more powerful by rootsy, spare arrangements, Howlett's collection is essential listening for fans of Bruce Cockburn, John Prine, Louden Wainwright III and solo Bruce Springsteen.”

Jay is an endorsing artist, a dealer and authority on Breedlove guitars.

Contact jay(at)blahblahwoofwoof.com

Jay Howlett
P.O. Box 1093
Pacifica, CA 94044

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carnival lights cd

Carnival Lights is Jay Howlett’s new release. Award winning songs on this CD include Somewhere Like That, Six Years, Carnival Lights, The Guardsmen’s Letter, Long Black Dress and Legend of the Parking Lot. Radio Release is Dec 1st, 2009 and full Release on Jan 1st, 2010.

American Ghost Town CD "American Ghost Town" (Featuring the West Coast Songwriters Association Song of the year "Debt of Honor".) is the newest release from Jay Howlett. Also on this CD are songs that got him into the finals of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition.
Jay Howlett's cd named Jay Howlett

Ten original songs with great guest artists  including: Joe Craven, Pete Grant, Carol McComb, David Schwartz, Rolfe Wyer, Patrick Feehan, Brian Gore and Connie Berquist.

Recent Venues Jay Played:

Shasta Damboree, Shasta City, California
The Barn, Gilroy, California
American River Folk Society, Georgetown, California
Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, Texas
The Tumbleweed Music Festival, Richland, Washington
Old City Hall, Redding California
South Florida Folk Festival, Sunrise, Florida
The Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, Oregon
True Wind House Concerts, Campbell, California
Mission City Roasters, San Jose, California
Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, Massachusetts
Sanchez Center of the Arts, Pacifica, California
Anderson Guitar Gallery, Frisco, Texas
River Ridge House Concerts, Portland, Oregon
Canyon Acoustic House Concerts, Prunedale, California
Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, California
Roudon-Smith Winery, Scotts Valley, California
Founders Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Snow Bird, Utah
Harvest Cafe, Hudson, Massachusetts