I decided doing an album release party is sort of like planning a wedding, complete with last minute surprises and worries about getting everything done.
I think we’ve put the final touches on the Crazy Daysies’ CD (full album) release party, and we’ve got some special guests coming out to speak about their own art works. The album Mile Markers represents a lot of hard work.
Joel Molotzak, Jacksonville photographer and longtime Daysie ally, will be on hand to talk about the photos in his first exhibit. As I scrolled through Joel’s photos to select some for the exhibit, I realized there wouldn’t be enough walls to hold all the photos I liked. We settled on choosing a variety of shots, including some scenic shots of the beach and St. Augustine’s Night of Lights.
Jared Rush will be out, and he will share a few words about the new film he’s been a big part of, I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday. I’ve written several articles about this film, and I can’t wait to see it. I am very excited about the indie film community here, and you’ll be seeing lots more stories in the future about it.
Rebecca Day and Jennifer Day Thompson, otherwise known as The Crazy Daysies, will do some tunes from the new releases, including one they are about to record for the next release. Never a dull moment with these two, and it doesn’t look like I’ll get to retire and spend my days watching birds and butterflies anytime soon.
It’s been a great week for the duo. This afternoon, they’ll perform with drummer Chris Sands and bassist Richard Maclane at the Jax Bar-B-Que Fest at Jacksonville Landing downtown. The band starts their performance at 5 p.m. Following the Crazy Daysies, The Firewater Tent Revival will perform.
The first 25 guests will receive a swag bag with goodies—coozies, cups, notepads, perfume samples and more. Ragtime will have drink specials, including $2 off on a glass of wine, and this restaurant’s food is amazing.
This is a great opportunity for the Daysies to actually get to talk to people, because the focus on this event is a celebration of Mile Markers instead of a 3-hour gig.
The release party starts at 4 p.m. and runs through 6 p.m. So head on out to Ragtime Tavern in Atlantic Beach (FL) on Saturday, Nov. 4. We hope to see you there!
(Band Mom/Nov. 3, 3017)