James Day & the Fish Fry

James Day & the Fish Fry


"Jump Blues and New Orleans Grooves" All orginals with a few turbo charged retro covers. We put on a show with a focus on performance & personality. We play 1/3 zydeco 1/3 New Orleans Jump Blues and 1/3 Jug Band stylings

"New Orleans Retro Dance Music"

"Turbo Charged Jump Blues"


"James Day is a vocalist and harmonica player backed by a stellar group of musicians collectively know as "The Fish Fry" This is your full service "Jump Blues and New Orleans Grooves" band. Based in the Mid Atlantic, James Day and the Fish Fry perform at festivals and venues in Canada and along the East Coast. On any given night, one can hear all styles of the blues from New Orleans street parades, Cuban Rumbas, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Carolina Shag, Down Home Delta Blues to that Classic Chicago sound. Their CD’s are played on satellite radio, roots music stations and overseas radio.

With James Day and the Fish Fry, a brew of influences will come together in the form of backbeat drumming, slapping upright bass, fat tone guitar, and honking harmonica. If you want to dance, or just soak up some old school blues then make it out for some turbo charged jump blues and you’ll have one wild swinging house party."

–Freddy Celis, Rootstime Magazine, Brussels Belguim


2007 Firecracker

Set List

Fish Fry Set 2012
1) Blues on a Fuse A R&R
2) Fish Fry Jump Bb Jump
3) Muscadine Wine E
4) Boiled Peanuts D Shiffle
5) Money Smarts & Charms E Rockabilly
6) Time & Money E Shuffle
7) Big Money Bb 3 legged Dog
8) Man about Town Bb Nola beat
9) The Two Girls C Ragtime/doubletime
10) Next New Thing D Hard Bop
11) Dead Broke Blues G 20’s styled Rhumba
12) Festival Time Bb 2nd line (crowd)

Set 2
1) Cocaine Habit Blues C Jugband
2) Right String Baby Eb March
3) Carnival Day G Rhumba
4) Rocking Pneumonia C Shuffle
5)We Got the Party Tonight Bb Swiffle
6) No Buts and No Maybes C Nola Swiffle
7) Call Everybody Sweetheart C Rhumba
8) Real Gone Lover E Jump (trade, crowd)
9) House Party C Jump stops
10)Angeline E TX Shuffle B.vox harmony
11)Drinking Beer G Jump
12 )Fat Man Eb Easy Jazz

Set 3
1) Leaving for Memphis D Shuffle (low D tuning)
2) Everything’s gonna be all right G Two Beat S