Jay Aymar is a Sault Ste. Marie singer-songwriter who mixes elements of country and folk with introspective, humorous and straight-forward lyrics. Jay is making his way across Canada performing solo and with his band as part of his “The Chicken Came First”, his new comic memoir and new live album. He has scheduled a very busy, seventy show tour, that began May 26th with Laura Smith. He will be playing Rock Island Lodge this Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., with ticket prices of $10 and a donation to the Wawa Food Bank.
Rock Island Lodge is not a stranger to Jay. He has been here 3 times over the past six years, making his way to the Lodge every other year. Jay explains that his songs are really stories, often finding that the three minutes of a normal song is just not long enough to tell the story right. That led him to write the book, “The Chicken Came First” which he subtitled … and Other Half-Truths from My Life as a Touring Songwriter. It promises to be a great read chronicling anecdotes and memories of his past twenty years on the road, it begins, “Some days I don’t even know where I’m from any more. Most days I can’t remember what town I’ve left or where I’m heading to. I might forget the names and the faces, but it’s the stories I remember. They find their way into my songs. These are your stories.”
It promises to be a great evening, music and stories with a sunset along the shores of Lake Superior in the grand living room of Rock Island Lodge. If you want more of an experience – Rock Island Lodge is also offering a Dinner prior to the concert. Judy will be offering a first course of baguette and butter and a salad of mixed greens; a main course is BBQ ribs, baked maple beans, veggie kabobs and coleslaw; and dessert features six varieties of pie; Shoo Fly, Rhubarb, and four others – ‘Cook’s Surprise’ for $22 a person. Dinner is to be served at 6 p.m. Call 705-856-2939 today to reserve your seat.
Jay’s other Ontario concert appearances is at Serendipity Gardens in Rossport, Monday, June 13th at 7 p.m. and Tuesday night at Pappy’s Cafe in Wabigoon at 8 p.m.
Directions to Naturally Superior Adventures/Rock Island:
Turn west off Highway #17 (towards Lake Superior), at Michipicoten River Village Road (5 km south of Wawa) turning right at the bottom of the hill at the first intersection. Turn left at the next “T” (follow the sign) and follow the paved, then dirt road past Silver Falls and the historic cemetery. Before going up the steep hill to the Harbour Lookout, turn left immediately after the Great Lakes Power hydro-station. Follow this road out to Rock Island Lodge. Just follow the signs!