The Bluejays

The Bluejays

BandAmericanaRock

The Bluejays play original "Americana" music. Comparisons have been made to Chris Issak, Buck Owens, Ricky Nelson and The Mavericks.

Biography

The problem with mouch of the Americana music featured in the alt-country bible "No Depression"? It's depressing. With jangly-guitars, tamborines and on-going back-up harmonies from every member, The Bluejays' take on the genre owes as much to power-pop, roots-rock and toe-tapping rockabilly as it does to Hank Williams or Gram Parsons. While their music is just as earnest and sincere as those particular forebearers, The Bluejays would rather fill the dancefloor than cry in their collective beer. Perhaps it's this original take on the genre that's had them twice named "Atlanta's Best Country/Rockabilly Band" by Creative Loafing.

Discography

"A Hundred Songs" 2006
Recieving airplay on numerous independent radio shows and genre-specific programs around the world.
The release was named one of the top ten local releases by the always-tough-to-please Stomp & Stammer.

Set List

The Bluejays sets range from a strong 45-minute opening set of mostly originals ( for which they've utilized for dozens of bands ranging from Big Sandy & is Fly-Rite Boys, Wayne Hancock, Reckless Kelly and Dale Watson to Chuck Prophet, NRBQ and Brave Combo ) to the "Wedding Sets" that run for fours or more loaded with many originals as well as often unpredictable - but recognizable - covers ( trying real hard to never have to play "Mustang Sally" ).