Abner Jay, April 8, 1982, San Jose Flea Market. 58-16-22A. Abner Jay (1921 - 1993) was an American multi-instrumentalist, who is best known for performing eccentric, blues infused folk music, as a one man band. His idiosyncratic lyrics and style can also be considered within the realm of outsider music. Anthony Braxton, renowned American composer and philosopher, called Jay an "American Master"