Rebecca Day and Jen Day Thompson make up The Crazy Daysies acoustic duo based in Jacksonville, FL. Transplants from South Carolina, the sisters grew up surrounded by music in their family. Influenced by gospel, blues, and Southern rock, the Daysies describe their original works as “Swampy-tonk.”
Aiming for a raw, uncluttered sound, Rebecca and Jennifer focus on timeless themes of empowerment, individualism, and just plain fun. With songs like “Old Jeans Blue,” “Stick a Lime in It”, and “Back Off,” the sisters have entertained at private, corporate, and leisure venues across the South. Other songs, like “Medicine Bag” and “The Heart of the Congaree” speak to a sense of place and heritage as well as bygone times.
The Crazy Daysies are releasing singles that will ultimately make up a full album, holding events in different cities to celebrate each release.
Venues include Jacksonville favorites like Ragtime Tavern in Atlantic Beach, Wee Pub South in St. Mary’s Georgia, Marion St. Pub in Lake City (FL), the 406 on Duval in Live Oak (FL), The Green Turtle in Fernandina Beach (FL) and Cream of the Crop Wine Bar in Thomasville, Georgia. They fulfilled a goal by headlining at Jacksonville Beach’s iconic Freebird. They have also headlined at 1904 Music Hall in downtown Jax, a venue becoming widely known for excellent acoustics and concert-based entertainment.
The Crazy Daysies have played festivals in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Corporate events held in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and elsewhere include companies like Purina, Exit Realty, and Ashley Furniture among others. The sisters have opened for tribute bands such as Bella Donna Project (Stevie Nicks) and they provided VIP entertainment for the Tim McGraw concert in West Palm Beach (FL) at the Amphitheater.
The sisters often say, “Home is where the gig is,” and more travels are scheduled into 2018 as the duo focuses on recording and playing venues in the area where they grew up and beyond.
The Daysies have rejected several recording contracts because above all, they want to do music their own way. From the beginning, working as independent artists was a factor in their musical journey, and so far, they consider themselves blessed to be able to do it.
Recently the Daysies began producing a weekly Facebook Live program as a response to their widespread support base. From the country of Georgia to Japan to the United States, their music has connected with supporters. A top download, “Until I Win” speaks directly to the indie artist as a mission statement that despite all odds, this duo is determined to connect with music lovers around the globe where ‘swampy-tonk’ can touch hearts and souls.
Rebecca Day & The Crazy Daysies