Rubbish is rampantly successful; middling is excessively over indulged; and Jay Aymar is spectacularly under-rated. This 11-song jug of acoustic country-blues, adorned by a brilliance of accomplished accompaniment set to perfection by player/producerDavid Baxter, takes the listener on a safari, with touchdowns in hometown Sault Ste. Marie (“Overtime”, “Acadian Son”, and “Monterey” – the district he grew up in); Iraq (“Your Precious War”, a story about a soldier’s misfortune); Washington (“King of the World”); heartbreak hotel (“Your Sad and Lonely Heart”, “Three Love Stories”)to the earbud generation (“Tune Out, Turn Off, Drop By”). The artwork for the album is a Norman Rockwell bon mot. Aymar is a classic, and this album is a knockdown priced master-work.
David Farrell, 2013, New Canadian Music