Jay Smar

Published on Jun 22, 2016
Jay Smar performs live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes “The Rise and Fall of the Molly Maguires” at 0:00, “Cluck Old Hen/Banjo Wipeout” at 5:36, and “I Am An Old Coal Miner” at 9:32.

Extended Audio Session Below:

In the last 5 years, Jay Smar has toured Scotland twice, received recognition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival twice, recorded music for the Welsh BBC movie, “The Welsh in America” and has been selected by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to be on their professional touring roster.

Armed with 2 guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin ‘ (a form of clog-dancing), he serves his audience an “acoustic buffet” of traditional American and original folk, ol time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes, as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania preceded by their origin.

Original and “covered” guitar instrumentals garnish this plate of cultural cuisine.