The Crazy Daysies perform as an acoustic, country music duo and with percussionist, Beau Littles, as a trio. The group is based in North Florida. 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.
Arriving in 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 locally and out-of-state at festivals and corporate events as well as popular venues such as Green Turtle Tavern, Whitey’s Fish Camp, Molly Malone’s, Hammock Wine Shop, Wipeouts Bar, Aloft Hotel, Pussers’ Bar, Mellow Mushroom and more.
Rebecca has performed 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 with their percussionist, Beau Littles, performing in Fernandina Beach, FL at the Stars and Stripes Freedom Fest and summer-favorite Dunes and Tunes Festival.
Jen and Rebecca perform as a duo, and as a trio when clients request 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.
The trio has performed at venues like The Country Club Saloon in Augusta, GA and the sisters have traveled to large cities like Tampa, FL and Columbia, SC to play their music.
Rebecca and Jen’s original work has garnered attention from publications like Folio Weekly, EU Magazine, Palm Coast Observer, Arbus Magazine, Lake Murray Times, Yahoo Voices, and others. 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 podcast, Indie Music Sampler, roots-country radio station, The Band Wagon Network, and top iTunes podcast, Women of Substance 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 Gretchen Wilson, 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 2014.
Both CDs the duo released were sold out, and download sales continue as well.
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