Merry Christmas and happy new year to you! I want to thank you for supporting me and inspiring me to keep creating music in 2013. EZJ has come a long way this year and all my little babies are growing into amazing songs with the help of Ryan, Brock and Mike: The Ezekiel Jay Band. The songs from Activity have become so much fuller and more nuanced at the live shows, plus there are more on the way. Sun Blind and the yet-to-be-heard Everything You Own will be a great start to what is hopefully an EP or full album in 2014!
Danny and The Tramp continue to play bigger as well, packing the room for our most recent show at the Casbah in San Diego. Here’s Dan and me mugging it with Tim Pyles of 94.9 after the show. Come out to see us at Soda Bar on Jan. 3! And if you haven’t heard the All In record, sample the goodness here.
For some EZJ holiday cheer, you might remember my home demo of Christmas Rebel that I put out last year. My ambition is to record this one professionally in 2014 in time to hit the radio stations in November. But it was sure fun to play it live at the Go Lounge party last week!
And for those who have been with me since the beginning, you might remember Amen Brother, the song I co-wrote and recorded with The Big Winners (Andy Franco, Aaron Caldwell), which was played in regular holiday rotation on KPRI back in 2009!