Abner Jay once claimed the secret to his eternal youth and vitality was to scoop the water from the Suwannee River in his home state of Georgia, and drink it whilst sprawled out on his belly. He did this everyday. He spent his musical career travelling across the the southern states of America in a converted mobile home, performing out the back of the vehicle with its door folded down. He passed away in 1993, and urged audiences to 'Hurry up and get your record.... they'll be worth a lot of money when I'm dead'. The 'True Story of Abner Jay' was reissued last year on Mississippi records.


  1. Adam this is so strange, Seb just told me all about him and played his records to me in Copenhagen last week!

  2. that is weird! kindred bloggers. He's great.