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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 American life, the experiences that bring us together and those that tear us apart. He is a troubadour; a storyteller and a performing songwriter. His somewhat twisted sense of humor and childlike amazement combine to entertain and engage an ever-growing audience.
When joined by his Blah Blah Woof Woof cohorts, the trio offers up at mix of folk, Americana, country and acoustic blues sweetened with just a hint of Celtic. Their three-part harmony and multi-instrumentation keeps their sound ever-changing. Lively and thoughtful, poignant and absurd, you won’t know where they will musically take you next, but you are certain to enjoy the ride.
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He’s been invited to play at folk festivals from Sisters, Oregon to Oakland Park, Florida from Park City, Utah to Kerrville, Texas. At home in Northern California, he can be found performing solo, and with his Blah Blah Woof Woof compatriots at coastal Bay Area landmarks like the San Gregorio General Store, as well as at listening rooms venues and house concerts throughout the Bay Area and beyond
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 as well as a connoisseur and purveyor of find wood for luthiers and collectors.