The Crazy Daysies kick off their summer Swampytonk Experience with a performance on the Riverfront Stage at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on May 5. Instead of a typical tour most musicians do, this series of shows will highlight original music written by Jacksonville-based sisters Rebecca Day and Jennifer Day Thompson. The goal is to spread the word about their unique “swampytonk” sound most closely aligned with Americana music, and to have fun welcoming all those who want to come out and be part of something different.
When you’re an indie band, you are where the buck starts and stops. When you decide to do a full album, it sounds so simple. Write the songs and get them recorded, right? If it was only that simple.
When the Daysies started talking about doing a Facebook Live weekly show, I admit I had my doubts. We’d already tried FB Live after the band collected a lot of food and supplies from supporters for a local pet charity. Jennifer and Rebecca delivered the food and supplies in person. When I reviewed the video, I realized we had a few challenges.
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.