The Crazy Daysies, Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson entertained guests at the Alachua County Fair on Sunday. (Indie Art South photo)
Alachua County Fair/Indie Art South photo
On Sunday I visited the Alachua County Fair as part of my ‘Band Mom’ duties and as part of my mission to cover events on the indie art scene in the South. I’ll admit up front I love a county fair—I grew up in a small town where the fair was the annual event just about everyone went to.
The Crazy Daysies did some late afternoon music, and naturally I enjoyed listening. I also found time to go throw a few darts (my favorite carnival game), grab a corndog (only at the fair), and talk to some of the locals.
As I strolled around, I realized what a difference it makes when you visit communities in person.
As Hurricane Irma churned towards Florida, a brief rain delivered another rainbow. (Photo IAS)
It’s almost impossible to think creatively right now because those of us who live in Florida are facing a very angry Irma rolling her way towards the south end of the Sunshine State. As I multi-tasked this morning in an attempt to get things squared away, I came across an interesting article related to my current quandary. Continue reading →
After a late night gig in Georgia, we were all starving. The first thing I said when we finally found a place open was, ‘Thank God for Waffle House’. (L to R: Jen Day Thompson, Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies)
I’ve been helping the Crazy Daysies get ready for their first full length album release this fall. I have come to appreciate the work that goes into something like this as we try to cover all our bases.
One of my tasks has been to sleuth the Web for sites that might be useful. I found a few so I thought I’d share them here.
One site I found provides average earnings for different types of artists. Who knew? Continue reading →
Bella Donna Project brings a musical tribute to Stevie Nicks to Jacksonville on Sept. 1.
After talking to some people over the weekend, I am adding another option for entering the contest.
Note changes to the article below. I added this option because some people were concerned about using their real names on a public forum. So now there are two easy ways to enter to win two tickets to the Bella Donna Project tribute concert to Stevie Nix.
Indie Art South is still very new, so to get some additional friendships going, we decided to host a ticket giveaway. Continue reading →
Because of scheduling, I’ve been on the road a lot with the Crazy Daysies, but I have an announcement to make.
It’s official now—the Daysies’ first full length album will be released this fall. Rebecca is working on pinning down the exact release date and venue. We should have those details soon. There’s a mile-long to-do list. Continue reading →
Wee Pub South celebrated the pub’s 5th anniversary in St. Mary’s (GA) on Saturday, highlighting indie music, trucks, and a parking lot party that felt like a block party. Fun was the only agenda in sight, with bands filling the night with music as guests played corn hole right below the stage. Besides that, those interesting trucks were on display, hoods up, for enthusiasts to admire engines and the ‘which-its’ that run them. Continue reading →
The Bella Donna Project comes to Jax for a Stevie Nicks tribute on Sept. 1.
Stevie Nicks needs no introduction; her music is part of the American cultural experience. Jacksonville will be re-introduced to Nicks’ music live when the Bella Donna Project takes the stage at 1904 Music Hall on September 1. Continue reading →
People began to take a listening spot as Second Sundays in Springfield got underway.
On Sunday, Rebecca was scheduled to open for Cain’t Never Could as part of festivities for Second Sundays in Springfield. We planned to go, but by late morning, our Mandarin community south of Jax was getting heavy showers and a light show. For a couple hours, it looked like the event at Klutho Park located north of Jacksonville wouldn’t be possible.
By 2 p.m., a reprieve was in progress courtesy of Mother Nature, and the event was a go-ahead. There was a bonus, too. Continue reading →