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Jay Gordon

Artist Bio

Jay Gordon grew up in Chicago, the epicenter of electric blues. Throughout his career, Gordon has become renown for his blistering guitar solos, vocals conveyed with conviction and passion, and his dedication to the blues. Though inspired by the likes of Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gordon infuses his own unique delivery of power-house rock’n blues. Fourteen CDs, headlining European tours, and one of 50 guitarists picked by Eric Clapton to perform at the 2004 Crossroads Festival.

Heard weekly on over 100 stations across the U.S. with over two million listeners on nationally-syndicated radio program Blues Deluxe, host Dave Johnson proclaimed, “Jay Gordon and his band are one of our favorite ways to rock the blues!” Gordon’s music is also featured on SiriusXM® program, Electric Blues Radio, and hundreds of other stations worldwide.

Jay’s accolades include:

  • 2001, 2003, & 2006 Canadian Real Blues Annual Award — Best Blues/Rock Guitarist
  • 2007 Annual South Bay Music Awards — Best Blues Band
  • 2009 Annual South Bay Music Awards — Guitarist of the Year
  • 2012 LAMA Award — Show Case Artist of the Year and Producers Choice Award for Guitarist of the Year
  • Two songs, “Black Top Alley” and “Strings Talkin’,” featured in a major motion picture My Brother’s War produced by James Brolin.


Feature image by Richard Rittmiller.

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