straya

straya

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Straya is a poet that uses music to accentuate the story line. She has the reputation as a "Clever" songwriter. The song style changes according to the lyrical content. Straya plays a right handed guitar turned upside down. Nobody ever told her "No." She has a sultry voice with great enunciation

Biography

Straya was started by Jody Majors who grew up in Southern California. Her mother was in Terminal Island Prison when she was pregnant with Jody. Who was actually born in Harbor General Hospital. She was put in a foster home when she was six days old and remained there tlll her mother was released from prison. Jody is no stranger to adversity and diversity. That is the inspiration that motivates her songs.When you listen to one of Straya's sets you will be crying one moment then laughing the next. She doesn't want to lull you to sleep, or make you too sad. If asked to, she could play a multitude of sad songs or a multitude of funny songs but life has happy and sad moments so that is what kind of show she will give you. Her passion for life and Music is reflected in her performance. She is a proficient guitar player who has created her own adaptations to arrive at a mathematical end that can be understood by traditional guitar players. Jody played in many bands from punk rock to alternative. She plays many instruments. Drums and percussion are an instinctual aptitude.She played drums and sang in an alternative band in San Antonio for five years. She also plays at a church and is co-music director. She is not interested in playing in bars anymore. Did that already. She is seeking meaningful relationships with her music and the universe. She is a strong advocate for animal rights and is trying to get the word out through her music as well. Sometimes she plays with a percussionist and lead instrument player if the venue can accomodate that set up or would like a fuller sound.