This 25-yr veteran performer self-released 3 albums and 2 singles in the last 10 years (all received statewide, regional and international airplay) while sharing the stage with such talent as Miranda Lambert, Jackson Browne, Pat Green, Willie Nelson, Charlie Robison, Jack Ingram, Ray Wylie Hubbard.
Johnson's style of writing was as diverse and all encompassing as the writer himself, and his writing savvy has been compared to James Taylor, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle.
Every fall, the big brews come wheeling into town to descend upon the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, one of them always snagging the title sponsor spota privilege that comes at a price tag of half a million dollars.
I couldn't buy an electric guitar so I used what I had.I was playing "The Joker." That whole "peaches and trees" thing didn't sit too well with the principal of a private Christian High School.".Daddy knew that I had been "sinning." That fall Jay booked a private party and made his first fifty dollars.More, jay Johnson was a multi genre, multi award-winning singer/songwriter from Dallas.Want to trade a good electric for a cruiser fat tire advertising bike?Mom tried to grow strawberries once." Jay started taking piano lessons at the age of seven and has been performing ever since.Noonday life, in Jay's words: "Four boys.Was it the Gibson ES model?I'd go to sleep with that little mono earplug (white) hidden in my ear.I came home with longer hair and a bad habit of using long sentences that no one could follow.I think, it was someone named Brandon I think.
Daddy took the guitar away one time.
A new studio album of Jay's unreleased material is currently in the works!