It’s been awhile since the last personal update about The Crazy Daysies, so there’s lots to report.
Rebecca Day and Jennifer Day Thompson have had a chaotic year so far, and it doesn’t look like things will calm down anytime soon. Jenn and her husband David welcomed a new addition to their family, and there’s never a dull moment with a six-month-old and an almost four-year-old around. Good news came in this week as the sisters learned their music would be featured on another radio station. We finally have a publication date for Rebecca’s novel. And we’re packing bags for an exciting show in West Palm Beach.
On Tuesday, WSLR 96.5 FM (Sarasota) will air the song “Old Jeans Blue” during the ‘Drive Home’ program between 4-6 PM. The show is hosted by David Young. The song pays homage to those girls in the South who rebelled against certain standards. It’s a fun song and has been well-received in performances and by streaming sites and other radio stations. You can listen to the show on the radio, or you can stream it online at the station’s website (linked above).
Rebecca has finished her novel, Derelict. The book will be available for Kindle and as paperback. It comes out for pre-order on Kindle September 13th. It debuts officially on Amazon in paperback and ebook on October 13th. It’s ironic, that paperback release date. When I was pregnant with Rebecca, her due date was Oct. 13. She chose to arrive a bit later than that date.
The next live show in the Jacksonville area will be on Wednesday, August 28. Rebecca does a solo show from 6-9 PM at Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery on Jacksonville’s Southside.
Once she wraps the Seven Bridges show, Rebecca heads to West Palm Beach to provide entertainment for the VIP Lounge at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre for the Dan and Shay concert that also features Florida Georgia Line. Rebecca will then head to St. Simon’s Island, GA, for a corporate event show.
There’s a neat twist to the performance she’ll do in West Palm. A former classmate of Rebecca does sound for Dan and Shay. She visited him in Nashville, and hopefully will get to say hello to him again. What’s neat about it is that two kids from Carolina who have seen each other only once since they were tweens will be at a major concert doing music at the same time in Florida.
September finds Rebecca doing solo shows and duos with Jenn in Jacksonville, Lake City, Orange Park, and elsewhere. We’re working on those schedules now and also hoping to record several new songs.
This has been a great year for the Daysies’ music so far, and as always, the encouragement from their supporters has been key to their being able to survive in one of the toughest industries to work in.
*Many thanks to Mike Hamilton, photographer who founded This Guy Multimedia, for the great shot of Jenn and Rebecca and all the photos he does of musicians in our area.
(Kay B. Day/Aug. 22, 2019)
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