EXCEL Hosts 1st Variety Lunchtime Show with Anitra Jay

The University Center Palo Duro Lounge at University of Texas - Arlington was filled with the rhythm and blues tunes and famous covers performed by Anitra Jay. Her husband, Rob Schultz, joined as the percussionist.

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EXCEL Campus Activities hosted its Afternoon Variety Showcase on Tuesday.

Jay is a singer/songwriter based in Nashville, Tenn., and is from New Orleans. She writes her own music that varies between R&B, jazz, blues and Christian songs, and she also performs covers from famous musicians.

In 2011, she released her self-produced debut album Keep the Faith. In 2012, she released her second full-length album Genesis, and was nominated for the Charlotte Music Awards Best Singer/Songwriter for 2013.

Jay’s current project, Work in Progress, is set to release this spring.

Tuesday’s concert started a few minutes later than the scheduled time and started with the song “Red Shoes.” The song was about finding your groove and being true to yourself. Jay played various songs, including “Black Mane,” from her recent album, and a cover of “I Need a Dollar.”

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