Broke Fuse
Toronto - Ontario - Canada

Jay Moonah, the man behind Broke Fuse, has been active on the Canadian music scene for more than 30 years and is a former member of a number of bands including indie-roots-rockers Uncle Seth and retro-folk act The McFlies. Jay is also co-founder of the Scarborough Uke Jam.  While probably best known on the Toronto blues scene as a harmonica specialist, Jay plays a number of different instruments and is also a singer and songwriter.

In 2014, Jay decided he wanted to form a band to play the original blues songs he had been writing as well as classic songs from Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Lead Belly, Bob Dylan, and many others. After struggling to find people who could commit, he decided to embrace the challenge of being a one-man band using all available limbs playing guitar, harmonica, suitcase kick-drum and tambourine all at once.  As Broke Fuse, he released two EPs The Underground in 2015 & Broke Down + Blue in 2017, which offered Moonah some success, securing opening slots for acclaimed artists such as Suzie Vinnick, Tim Williams, Al Lerman and Greg Godovitz, as well as a showcase at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. 

In 2017 Jay teamed up with legendary guitarist Mike McKenna (Luke & The Apostles, McKenna Mendelson Mainline) to form McKenna Moonah Blues Duo.  Mike and Jay later formed the rockabilly band the Rockin' Redcoats, which also included Cleave Anderson (Battered Wives, Blue Rodeo).

Early in 2020 Jay decided it might be time to add some additional members to Broke Fuse and began rehearsals with other musicians toward that end. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 crisis put the breaks on this plan, so Jay switched gears and decided to engage as many of his musical friends as he could to collaborate remotely. The recording experience was a bit of a bumpy process, but the resulting album "Why Should I Be Blue?" speaks for itself.


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Rocket Ride
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Label: Self-Release

Genres: Blues, Rock, Latin

Styles: Blues Rock, Contemporary Swamp Blues, Contemporary Blues, Classic Blues, Progressive Rock, Acoustic Blues, Country Blues, Latin Rock

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 The Stephenson Swamp Stomp - details Contemporary Swamp Blues Blues
2 Rocket Ride - details Blues Rock Blues
3 Strawberry Moon - details Contemporary Blues Blues
4 One Shot - details Classic Blues Blues
5 Stingray Blues - details Blues Rock Blues
6 Agitation (For the Common Good Part 1) - details Progressive Rock Rock
7 Hear the Rain - details Acoustic Blues Blues
8 Miss Me when I'm Gone - details Blues Rock Blues
9 Stolen Time - details Classic Blues Blues
10 I Don't Care - details Country Blues Blues
11 Los Detalles Del Diablo - details Latin Rock Latin
12 The Ballad of Sonny Shade - details Blues Rock Blues

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Why Should I Be Blue?
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Label: Self-Release

Genres: Blues, Folk

Styles: Acoustic Blues, Soul Blues, Blues Rock, Classic Blues, Blues, Folk

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Blow All the Blues Away - details Acoustic Blues Blues
2 Rack 'Em Up - details Blues Rock Blues
3 Night Before - details Acoustic Blues Blues
4 You Know It's True (feat. Sandra Bouza) - details Classic Blues Blues
5 Whisky Bottles - details Acoustic Blues Blues
6 Bluffer's Blues - details Acoustic Blues Blues
7 The Runner Duck - details Soul Blues Blues
8 Why Should I Be Blue? - details Acoustic Blues Blues

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Broke Down + Blue

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Blues

Styles: Acoustic Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Beer Drinker's Blues Acoustic Blues Blues
2 Roads & Rails Acoustic Blues Blues
3 River Rouge (When I Die) Acoustic Blues Blues
4 Broke Down & Blue Acoustic Blues Blues
5 Where You Wanna Go? Acoustic Blues Blues

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The Underground

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Blues

Styles: Acoustic Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Subway Blues - details Acoustic Blues Blues
2 Been Up So Long - details Acoustic Blues Blues
3 I Won't Go - details Acoustic Blues Blues
4 Monday Blues - details Acoustic Blues Blues
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Posted By: Duane Verh
Jul 5, 2021