“huge blessing”, and saw him share the stage with a legend, and national acts as well as some of the hottest blues stars the tri-state has to offer.
And second, at said fest JX released his second album, Happier Now: or When Jive Was Cool. The disc features some of the most talented musicians, singers, and rappers around and a few abroad. Already the project has garnered two 4 out of 5 star reviews.
Jay enlisted the help of funk master Bootsy’s keyboard player Rashon Murph. “ I knew he could help me make it more modern, and that’s exactly what he did”. Longtime collaborator Gideon “guitar” Watson was also along for the ride.
A bare bones crew replaces the lush sound on the disc. Of the four man band the only one he’s worked with is stellar drummer Walter “PK” Piper.