Read full article here.South Florida native (and Tallahassee resident) Jay Thomas will be touring the old stomping grounds this month at several venues across Broward. Though his performing moniker Bluejay refers specifically to Thomas and the songs he writes, his recordings and performances often feature a revolving cast of talented friends -- not unlike the concept behind Conor Oberst's Bright Eyes. This time around, Jay is accompanied by cellist Oscar Quesada, and vocalist (and doppleganger) Joelle Louise, both of whom are featured heavily on Bluejay's debut record, Goblins. Jay Thomas' lyrics are witty, reflexive, imagery-driven and tell the stories of characters ranging from classical mythology ("Mercury," the messenger-god), pop culture (Andy Warhol and Marilyn Monroe make an appearance in "Bruisey Brookie"), even from B-list slasher flicks (Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers come to "get you" in "Boogeyman"). Often, they're also about his friends.
Listen to his Second Album "The Tarot Reader" below and click the download to get it for free
Listen to his First Album "Goblins" below and click the download to get it for free, Physical Media available for purchase on the Bandcamp page
Bluejay. With EOS, Homebody, and OTOO. 9 p.m. Saturday, August 13 at 7 Music and Ale, 3809 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $5.
Bluejay. With Travalonia. 10 p.m. Thursday, August 18 at PRL, 1904 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. No cover.
Bluejay. With EOS. 9:30 p.m. Friday, August 20 at Stage 84 Music Café, 9118 W State Road 84, Davie. No cover.
Here is the Couch By Couchwest performance