Jay Armsworthy - Host of "Bluegrass on the Bay"
For nearly 7 years, Jay hosted “Bluegrass on the Bay” on 2 local radio stations near is
hometown of California, Maryland. Today he is heard on 4 stations and produces the program from his home.
Bluegrass on the Bay is currently heard on Bell Buckle Radio each Monday and Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm Central,
with an early morning rebroadcast on Fridays at 2:00AM CST.
Jay started his radio career on January 17, 1993 on AM WPTX radio in Lexington Park, Maryland playing Bluegrass
music for a 1 hour show he called “The Bluegrass Hour”. Nestled off the coast of the Chesapeake Bay, he changed
the name of his show to “Bluegrass on the Bay” when an additional hour was added as well as another radio station.
It was then he was heard on its sister station FM WMDM. He has also been heard on FM WBEY in Pocomoke City,
Maryland and World Wide Bluegrass.com.
In addition to radio Jay plays guitar and sings with his band, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, throughout
the East Coast. He has also been a part of other regional bands in the state of Maryland. Jay also traveled
and performed throughout the summer of 1995 with Bluegrass Artist: David Davis & the Warrior River Boys as well
as the Paul Adkins Band in his later years. To date, Jay currently has 4 CD’s recorded with his latest being an
all gospel release on Tom T. & Miss Dixie Hall’s record label, “Blue Circle Records”, titled “I Couldn’t Make It
Without Him” which has gained high recognition. He also promotes and produces his own Bluegrass concerts at a
local area American Legion Hall, an annual fundraiser for the Hospice of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and more
[recently an annual Bluegrass fundraiser for the Hollywood, Maryland Volunteer Rescue Squad bringing in some of
Bluegrass music’s top acts.
Jay Armsworthy is a lifetime member of IBMA and a member of the Class of 2005 Leadership Bluegrass and is
dedicated to preserving Bluegrass Music in his community. He eats, sleeps, and breaths traditional Bluegrass
Music and is always up for a conversation of just about anything and at times may have a corny joke or two.