Tag Archives: The Crazy Daysies

Take heart, indie artists: As Irma approaches, ‘happy’ music may aid coping

rainbow before Irma

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

Bella Donna Project lights up 1904 Music Hall, a gem in downtown Jax

Bella Donna Project

The Bella Donna Project delivered a tribute to Stevie Nicks in a performance worthy of the ‘goddess of rock’.

When the Bella Donna Project took the stage at 1904 Music Hall in downtown Jacksonville on Friday, some things were apparent immediately.  Continue reading

Indie music toolbox: Sites that may help you get to the next level

Crazy Daysies at Waffle House

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

Indie Art South: First ever concert ticket contest

Bella Donna Project Stevie Nicks

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

Band Mom: Albums, gigs, and bands I’ve discovered

SC welcome marker I 95 N

SC welcome marker on I 95 North. (Photo: IAS)

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 highlights indie music, trucks, and 5th anniversary

Wee Pub South guests

Guests at Wee Pub South’s 5th Anniversary.

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

Bella Donna Project brings ‘goddess of rock’ tribute to Jax

Bella Donna Project

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

Second Sundays got a rain reprieve in Springfield

crowd Second Sundays in Springfield

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

Band Mom: My first ever Possum Festival unleashed trove of memories

Rexall Drugstore at Heritage Park in Macclenny, FL.

Rexall Drugstore at Heritage Park in Macclenny, FL.

I never know what to expect from a venue when I head out of town to hear my daughters perform. Sometimes the distance is great; other times, it’s close to home. On Saturday, a 40-minute drive to Macclenny (FL) landed me in Heritage Park Village where the Possum in the Park Festival was held.

I always enjoy local festivals, and I am always surprised by something. But this one was different. As I walked into this park in a town where the population is roughly 6,000, I was not prepared for the treasure trove of memories a single sign and some buildings evoked.

That single sign said ‘Rexall.’  Continue reading

The Crazy Daysies Jennifer Day Thompson (with viola at left) and Rebecca Day.

Actually, it’s not a violin; it’s a viola

I didn’t know much about the viola when I chose it as my instrument for elementary school orchestra. I just knew I liked the way it sounded.

The deep, soulful tone of the viola has always been much more satisfying to me than the high-pitched shriek of the violin. Not that I don’t appreciate the talent of any musician, regardless of instrument.

Growing up, I learned there were few solo opportunities for a classical viola player.  Continue reading