4/1/2016 - Memphis, TN Singer-Songwriter Anitra Jay moves to home of the blues.
After about a year and a half of performing and touring out of Nashville, TN, Anitra Jay makes a move to Memphis - home of blues. Jay's move comes at the start of Spring 2016 as she embarks on a brand new project involving her new album as well as a personal non-music related project.
"I think as artists, we can't stay in the same place for too long. I enjoy moving around the country seeing different sites and meeting different people. It helps with consistent flow of creativity as well as building meaningful relationships with people all over the country," says Jay.
Her balanced, earthy sound speaks to that way of thinking with songs like 'It's a New Day' and 'Shortcuts & Wolves' from her upcoming album "Work in Progress." She hopes that this move to Memphis will help refresh older relationships stemming from her previous time living there as well as spark new musings infusing the Bluff City's blues culture into her next album. Although she doesn't plan to stay permanently, she hopes to get involved in the local music scene attending open mics and shows of local artists as much as possible. Her first show in Memphis since moving will be on Friday, April 15, 2016 at a Marriage Retreat hosted by the Local Church Developers Network. Find out the details at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marriage-enrichment-retreat-registration-21460461819?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_term=eventname&ref=eemailordconf
Anitra Jay is a R&B/Soul singer-songwriter based in Memphis, TN. As a native of New Orleans, Anitra showcases roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel. With a musical style often compared to India.Arie and Chrisette Michele, Anitra Jay offers a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. Her personality and expert improvisational skills set her performances square between the raw edge of improv comedy and sultry soaked soul. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences wrought with motivational messages that leave the listener entertained, inspired, and ready to take on the world - a combination that garnered her the 2013 Nomination for Best Singer-Songwriter with the Charlotte Music Awards. She is currently working on her fourth album, a whimsical take on life called "Work in Progress."
To find out more about Anitra Jay visit her website at http://www.anitrajay.com.