Interview with Jay Burgess, Muscle Shoals, Alabama

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Jay Burgess
Jay Burgess (Muscle Shoals, Alabama)

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Jay Burgess is part of a new generation of Muscle Shoals musicians continuing in the long tradition of the Muscle Shoals sound. Burgess is the founder and front man of the band the Pollies, known for their innovative and unique take on southern rock music. Jay got his start in a band called Sons of Roswell and toured the Southeastern U.S. before forming the Pollies. Together, they have released two albums: Where the Lies Begin on This Is American Music and Not Here on Single Lock Records. Individually, Jay has done session work, and together with the band, they have backed Browan Lollar on an EP as well as the late Chris Porter and currently serve as the backing band for Dylan LeBlanc. 

Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/25/2020.
Holly Hobbs
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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