REGGAE TO BLUES
Singing the blues doesn’t always mean that you’re sad and in the case of Canadian, multi-Juno nominated artist Jay Douglas it’s the farthest thing from it. The reggae icon sings the blues on his new album, “Confession”, which boasts 14 songs that are equally as hot as the album’s house on fire cover. While the genre changed for this album, his familiar vocals and style bring it all together for a set that that takes you on a fun and sincere journey rooted in history.
“I’ve always wanted to do a blues album and I’ve had offers to do the blues from different labels, but it just didn’t work out... but I was always researching the music, the history,” says Douglas during our interview on themonthlysocial.com podcast. He is adamant about paying homage to roots when it comes to his music and is deliberate in naming mentors, songs, and periods of time that inspired him to deliver this “confession” as the reggae icon sings the blues, even doing an impromptu vocal while we chat.
LOVE, PEACE, HARMONY DEFINES THE ICON
“Is it ok if I call you brother?”, asks Douglas during our chat, as he opens up about being one with nature, the universe, and each other. His message is one of love and peace as he values connecting with people and lifting each other up. He is especially supportive of ensuring our future through the enablement and support of children. He is sincere and humble as he talks about his music journey, including crossing paths with Bob Marley and later playing with Bob’s son, Ziggy.
Jay gives a sincere interview with insights on moving to Canada, his music, family, and more on The Monthly Social Podcast. His music is also featured on The Path Radio Online , internet radio on Mini-Concert Mondays and other weekend programs. You can also buy his new album form his site, jaydouglasmusic.com.