On Saturday, the full moon was amazing as the Crazy Daysies wound down their celebration of the release of their album Mile Markers. Jennifer Day Thompson and Rebecca Day had a great time socializing with longtime and new supporters at Ragtime Tavern at Atlantic Beach (FL).
The originals on the new CD are songs marking different phases in the Crazy Daysies’ musical journey. Songs include “Old Jeans Blue”, an ode of sorts to women who relish the idea of throwing off pretense, and “Back Off”, an anthem to individualism. Another song, “Medicine Bag” is a mix of motifs including the opiod crisis, old-time medicine, and the changing character of rural America.
The first 25 guests received a swag bag filled with Daysies’ merch and contributions from businesses.
We had some concerns about the release. [Story continues after photo]
We’d set the date long before we knew the date for Porch Fest (one of our favorite festivals), and we didn’t know there would be a Blue Angels show at NAS Jax. We knew the fair would be here, but that wasn’t a big concern because it’s a multi-day event. Our fears were groundless.
So many came out to be part of this special day, and we are grateful to every one of you. I don’t think the area we were in would have held too many more than we had already.
The Daysies performed a mini-set, including the next song they’ll record, the bluesy swampytonk “Living Room Blues and Faith.”
Special guest Jared Rush made remarks about the exciting new film he’s working on with Durden Godfrey and others, I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday.
Special recognition went to Joel Molotzak, whose photographs were displayed alongside the band area. Joel has been doing photographs of the Daysies from the beginning, and we wanted everyone to see how diverse his work is.
With a fun weekend behind them, the Daysies will now move on to get ready for holiday gigs and they’ll continue with the weekly show. Thus far, the top show they’ve done is the Oct. 25 show attracting more than 16,000 unique views (so far).