Jay Moody is a versatile roots-rock singer/song-writer, guitarist, artist and anthropologist. His music is deeply influenced by Celtic and Irish folk, pub rock, swamp blues and Caribbean rhythms. He is currently performing regularly throughout the Southeastern United States.
In 2013 Jay released Pub Songs on Palafox, a four-song, solo EP intended to capture the raw energy and sound from his time busking in the urban setting of his home in downtown Pensacola, Florida. Between 1999 and 2008 under the moniker of Lojah, he wrote and performed with, managed, and produced the Native American Music Award winning artist Shadowyze. His song “Pedigree” was featured on the 2001 SOAR™ release “Spirit Warrior” and received radio play throughout North America.
Jay was born to a large, Native American (Cheroenhaka/Creek) and Irish family. Raised in a Navy family, he was brought up in multiple maritime communities including New Orleans, Maryland, the San Francisco Bay Area, and he currently resides in Florida. He learned his first guitar chords from his father who was also a gigging musician and Jay cut his musical teeth singing on city streets and beaches, and around wilderness campfires.
Jay is an enrolled citizen of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe, a practitioner of and traditional singer in the Muskogee Creek Indian Stomp Dance society, and a practicing anthropologist. This has influenced the lyrical and musical elements of his style, immersed in cultural realism, and arcane insight woven together with tongue-in-cheek witticism and a festive vibe.
He keeps a blog at The Moody View and his paintings are available for purchase online.
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