The Crazy Daysies
Americana. Country. Acoustic
Rebecca Day &
The Crazy daysies
The Crazy Daysies is an acoustic, country music duo based in Jacksonville, FL. Originally from South Carolina, songwriting sisters Rebecca Day and Jen Day-Thompson spent their childhood growing their roots in the Carolina foothills, sculpting songs out of the clay they walked on.
After moving to Florida in 2002, the girls moved away from their home state but never left it behind.
While in South Carolina, Jen developed her skills on the viola with classical music, studying it, and becoming first chair of her high school orchestra and district honors orchestras. She also won awards for writing and academics.
Jen performed at Carnegie Hall her senior year, and was selected for all-state orchestra. Jen went on to the University of North Florida where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and then her M.S. in Criminology.
With her extensive classical music background, Jen never dreamed of co-writing country songs with her sister until one fall night in September, 2012.
After auditioning, Rebecca was accepted by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts high school in Jacksonville, majoring in Creative Writing.
Rebecca was the only non-music major to place in a school wide songwriting competition her junior year. She also spent time performing her original music for various school functions. DASOTA is a nationally recognized public school of the arts.
While in high school, Rebecca won awards in journalism and academics.
After earning her A.A. degree, Rebecca decided to jump in full time as a professional singer, songwriter, and performer. She began her musical journey as a solo acoustic musician, spending her nights in bars and restaurants, and her days songwriting and recording.
In 2013, Rebecca welded her songwriting styling and music to Jen's viola and lyrical co-writing skills, and formed The Crazy Daysies.
The sisters perform at festivals and corporate events as well as popular venues such as North Beach Bistro, Whitey’s Fish Camp, Seven Bridges Brewery, Hammock Wine Shop, Wipeouts Bar, Aloft Hotel, Pussers’ Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Green Turtle Tavern, and more.
Rebecca has had the privilege of performing for private events for Ashley Furniture, Exit Realty and Arlington Newcomers Club. She has also had the honor of opening for indie-folk group Lauren Mann and The Fairly Odd Folk, and Florida duo Flagship Romance, at Jacksonville’s iconic music spot, Jack Rabbits.
Rebecca and Jen have shared the stage at European Street Café locations for songwriter nights featuring Nashville songwriter Lee Ana Culp and The Voice contestant and songwriter, Rebecca Leobe. The sisters have also shared the stage with acoustic, folk group, Underhill Rose, on the main stage of The Riverside Arts Market Festival in Downtown Jacksonville.
The Daysies took to the festival stage this summer, performing in Fernandina Beach, FL at the Stars and Stripes Freedom Fest and summer-favorite Dunes and Tunes Festival.
For festival shows and bigger venues, Rebecca and Jen welcome to the stage percussionist, Beau Littles, who rounds out The Crazy Daysies trio setting when the opportunity arises.
For full band shows, Jen and Rebecca welcome to the stage, Mike Romine on drums, and Justin Stevens on bass and guitar.
Jen and Rebecca enjoy performing as a duo, trio and full band when clients request it. Rebecca still occasionally plays solo, acoustic shows when the gig calls for it.
The sisters enjoy performing at different venues in the South; in October 2013, they embarked on their debut tour, 'Guitars, Chill bars and Pinot Noir,' which spanned several cities, including Orlando and Palm Coast. Since that time, the full band has performed at venues like The Country Club Saloon in Augusta, GA and large cities in Florida like Tampa.
In 2015, the trio traveled the southeast for their 'Sister roots & cowboy boots,' tour, playing shows across South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. They capped off the tour by playing the VIP acoustic lounge of the Coral Sky Amphitheater for the Tim Mcgraw concert.
Rebecca and Jen’s original work has garnered attention from Florida publications like Folio Weekly, EU Magazine, Palm Coast Observer, Arbus Magazine and Lake Murray Times. The Daysies 2013 single release, ‘Honest,’ and newest EP release, ‘Where The Dirt Runs out of Road,’ have received plays on independent radio stations and Florida WBOB radio station. Their music has also been part of the rotation on Indie Music Sampler. Their single, 'Cheers to Gettin' Sober, recieved plays on FM radio stations via Starcom Radio.
Debut EP, 'Where The Dirt Runs out of Road,' released independently May 3rd, features songs about inner-strength, fighting for what you believe in, lost love and observations on time spent in bars.
The Daysies’ main influences center around female country artists such as Holy Williams, Miranda Lambert, and The Wreckers. The sisters gain inspiration from swampy sounds like those created by the Pistol Annies.
Rebecca is an active member of BMI.
The Crazy Daysies are available for live music events- corporate functions, private events, cover gigs, house concerts, happy hour, holiday parties and others.
Rebecca and Jen are co-writing a book with an established writer about their music journey. The book is slated for publication in early 2016.
Both CD’s the duo released were sold out, and download sales continue as well.