Jay Boy Adams



Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jay Boy Adams does more than just refute F. Scott Fitzgerald's maxim that there are no second acts in American lives. He not only proves that a musical artist can enjoy a second career even more fulfilling than his impressive first time around, but also just how rich an American life can be through the many chapters of his fascinating life story.

The two most public acts of his life are his years as a pioneering roots-rock recording and touring artist from 1977 to 1982, and then returning to music a quarter century later with his acclaimed Top 5 Americana chart album The Shoe Box in 2007.


  • Mexican Blackbird - ZZ Top
  • Shuffle King - Bugs Henderson
  • Big Balls in Cowtown - Hoyle Nix
  • Me and Billy the Kid - Joe Ely
  • Amarillo - Monty Byrom & Big House
  • Entire Catalog - The Vaughan Brothers
  • Entire Catalog - Robert Calvin Band
  • The Blind Fiddler - Stephen Stills
  • Dear Landlord - Janis Joplin
  • Entire Catalog - George Jones




Jay Boy Adams

Marcia Ball

Ray Benson

Willy Braun (Reckless Kelly)

Joe King Carrasco

Cindy Cashdollar

Gary Clark Jr.

Slaid Cleaves

Johnny Gimble

Pat Green

Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox

Sara Hickman

Eric Johnson

Ben Kweller

Jimmy LaFave

Delbert McClinton

James McMurtry

Steve Miller

Randy Rogers

Michelle Shocked

Jerry Jeff Walker

Paul Wall

Monte Warden (The Wagoneers)

Johnny Winter

Miles Zuniga (Fastball)