Amazing Night at Buddy Guy’s

I just played Buddy Guy’s in Chicago this past Sunday with Gracie Curran and we had the one and only Buddy Guy come up and do a song with us.  Incredible to say the least.  Check out some of the pics.

New Single – Memphis Train A Comin’

So happy to share my new song and video with you all.  The first studio recorded song from Darren Jay and The Delta Souls since 2012 is now here!  Memphis Train A Comin’ is written and recorded by Darren Jay and pays homage to Memphis, Tennessee, the Delta and the blues that resonates and has influenced him since he made it his home in late 2009.

Special guests on this song are as follows: David Levit on drums, Mike Funktastic Zabrin on bass guitar, John Kattke on keyboard, Erika Samis on background vocals and Memphis guitar extraordinaire Josh Roberts on slide.  Engineered and recorded by Kyle Muha and Hrh Sodiq Zealmoney and mixed by Darren Jay.  Mastered at L. Nix Mastering in Memphis, TN. Recorded in Chicago at The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago recording studio. Slide guitar recorded at Cotton Row Recording in Memphis, TN.  Thank you all involved. more music to follow this year to complete full album!

 

As a thank you to all those who support me, the Blues and original music in general I am putting the song here as a FREE DOWNLOAD.  Enjoy and leave comments if you like the song!

~ Darren Jay

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE HERE FREE: Memphis Train A Comin’

Watch the video here:

 

 

GREAT TIME AT HOUSE OF BLUES AND BUDDY GUY’s CHICAGO

Darren Jay and the Delta Souls had a blast at our House of Blues and Buddy Guy’s shows in January.  Here are some pics.

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls Live at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls Live at House of Blues in Chicago

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls on Local Memphis Live ABC24

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls on Local Memphis Live ABC24 – We had a blast performing on Local Memphis Live ABC 24 last week.  Always a pleasure to be on with Amy Speropoulos.  See the video here: https://youtu.be/oo1ttJ-qd7Q

Local Memphis Live ABC24

Local Memphis Live ABC24

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls Memphis Tour

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls Memphis Tour.  Catch us live at the Hard Rock Cafe, Rum Boogie Cafe, and Local Memphis Live morning show ABC-24.

 

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls Memphis Tour

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls Memphis Tour

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls December Tour Schedule

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls December Tour Schedule – The next couple weeks is going to be a blast from Chicago to Memphis and a guest appearance on Memphis Live ABC 24.

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls December Tour Schedule

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls December Tour Schedule

Buddy Guy Signs My Guitar

No big headlines here but how cool of Mr Buddy Guy to take the time and sign my Fenderstrat.   This is my main axe so I am thrilled to play it everywhere I go with his name on it!

Buddy Guy Signature on my Fenderstrat.

Buddy Guy Signature on my Fenderstrat.

River’s Edge Song in Memphis Video

I’ve had the pleasure of touring back and forth from Chicago to Memphis many times throughout the year.  The last time I was there I shot video for one of my original songs “Rivers Edge” which I recorded about Memphis on my “Drink My Wine” CD.  I took several footage, shot with a Go Pro camera, from different places and put together a music video using Adobe Premier Pro.  I have always wanted to do this and with a little research and lots of You Tube help I was able to produce my own music video.  Enjoy!

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls - River's Edge

Darren Jay and The Delta Souls – River’s Edge Video

Darren Jay Opening Set Buddy Guy’s Chicago

Check out the video of me opening the set for Gracie Curran at Buddy Guy’s doing my original “Lovin Man”.

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Javier Batiz Sitting in with Gracie Curran at Buddy Guy’s Legends Show

Had a great time playing with Gracie Curran this past Monday at Buddy Guy’s Legends.  Javier Batiz, who played and taught Carlos Santana guitar, was in the house.  Below is Javier Batiz sitting in with Gracie Curran at Buddy Guy’s Legends Chicago.

 

Javier Batiz trading some guitar licks with Darren Jay at Buddy Guy’s Legends Chicago.

Javier Batiz

Javier Batiz trading some guitar licks with Darren Jay at Buddy Guy’s Legends Chicago.

Gracie Curran

Gracie Curran at Buddy Guy’s Legends Chicago. Picture by Thomas Dove.