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Lojah on Celtic-Folk-Punk

Posted by Lojah on July 31, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I got blogged on Celtic-Folk-Punk.  Go over and check it out.  Meanwhile download the tracks.

St. Patricks Day Greeting

Posted by Lojah on March 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

St. Patrick's Day is here again and spring is just around the corner.  It’s a good time to be Irish.  I’ll be performing at O’Connor’s Irish Pub in Navarre on March 17, from 4:00-6:30.  Come out and celebrate the Island.

I am also working with Concerned Veterans for America of Pensacola this season, helping to draw attention to several veterans issues such as the VA backlog, homelessness, and an alarmingly high suicide rate.  We will be hosting several events.  If you’d like to take part in some activities and some action contact me or CVA Pensacola and let us know.


I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Until Next time,



Lojah New Years 2014 Update

Posted by Lojah on January 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello friends and family of Lojah!


I hope you’re having an outstanding New Year!  With the Yule-tide behind us we can now focus on our goals for the year ahead.


I’ll be heading into the studio this month to start production of my next ep; Tripping on Roots, as well as heading up another semester of Current Cultural Issues and giving my students a clear background on the Irish Republican Army, the American Indian Movement, Idle No More, and Indigenous struggles in general.


I thought you would be interested to know that January 17th of this year is the 221st anniversary of the death of the Creek Emperor Alexander MacGillivray.  He was buried in downtown Pensacola near what today is Garden Street, somewhere in the vicinity of the courthouse.  More information on this remarkable Creek leader can be found here.


Catch me Live!

My next performance will be on January 18, at O’Connor’s Irish Pub and Grill in Navarre, beginning at 7:30pm.  It’s their 1-year anniversary party, so come out for an Irish-heavy evening of Lojah’s Creolized Roots Music.  I will also be performing at O’Connor’s on St. Patrick’s Day this year as well. Visit www.Lojah.com for more details.


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Until Next time,



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Yuletide Update

Posted by Lojah on December 10, 2013 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

“Wassail! Wassail! all over the town,
Our toast it is white, our ale it is brown,
So here my good fellows, I drink to thee,
health, and to hearth and each fruit-bearing tree.”

(English traditional)

WaesHail, friends and family!



Here, I sit contemplating Vikings.  There is something about winter that brings that part out of me in concentrated form.  Maybe it’s the cold weather on the coast that does it.  Or maybe it’s the long ships and war hammers.


As the days have continued to grow shorter and colder, and so much of the natural world seems barren and dormant, we’re inspired to look toward the New Year’s reemerging.  With the coming of the solstice day a promise is made that once again the days will grow longer and bloom into spring.  Such is the solar cycle.  And in these coldest days of the Yuletide, the candles are lit and the hearth fires burn to remind us of the returning sun.


2013 was a pivotal year for me.  Thank you guys for supporting me, especially those of you that come out to the shows sing along and holler at me.  I have some exciting plans for 2014, with another set of recordings due out in spring as well as a few other projects in the works, so keep an ear out.  I’ll also be teaching anthropology classes at the University of West Florida again in the spring, educating young minds on AIM and the IRA, as well as other topics.  It’s going to be an expansive year.


As a Yuletide gift to you, I’m giving away Free MP3 downloads for an undetermined amount of time.  Visit the music page now and download all four tracks of my rough-cut ep Pub Songs on Palafox.  With new plans slated for 2014, I wanted to make these tunes available to you.


You can also visit me at Facebook for more updates.


Until Next time,




September Update, 2013

Posted by Lojah on September 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Hey Friends,

September’s here and autumn is just around the corner.  I’m really looking forward to the changing weather after such a scorching summer and I have a birthday coming up, but that means there is only a couple more swimming months left.  But then my winter clothes do represent the better part of my wardrobe, so I guess it all balances out.

I have two gigs scheduled for this month:

THIS SATURDAY, September 14, at O’Connor’s Irish Pub and Grill in Navarre, 7:00pm

And then again on September 28, also at O’Connor’s.

Visit www.Lojah.com for more details.

Thanks again, and see you there.

And don’t forget to like me on Facebook.

Until Next time,



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Fall gigs at O'Conner's Irish Pub and Grill, Navarre

Posted by Lojah on August 14, 2013 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend I played at O’Conner’s Irish Pub and Grill in Navarre Florida.  It went over really well.  It’s a nice little restaurant and pub and I think I’m going to enjoy playing there. 


I’ll be playing at O’Connor’s several more times this fall and probably throughout the winter too.  Right now I am booked there for September 14th and 28th.  It also looks like I’ll be playing there on St. Patrick’s Day 2014 as well - more details on that later.

Things are looking good. 


August Update and O'Connor's Irish Pub

Posted by Lojah on August 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone.  Happy August.


Wow, can you believe that summer is almost over?  As we enter the harvest season, it’s a good time to take inventory of the fruits of the past season.  And such a great season it has been.  Thanks to each one of you that has shown up to support me in my various events!

My next performance will be on August 10, at O’Connor’s Irish Pub and Grill in Navarre, beginning at 7pm (visit www.Lojah.com for more details).  So, come out this Saturday to O’Connor’s for an Irish heavy night of Lojah’s Creolized Roots Music!

Thanks again, and see you there.

And don’t forget to like me on Facebook.

Until Next time,



JJ Smith: the Balladeer

Posted by Lojah on July 28, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I naturally met JJ Smith at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola a couple years back.  Kilted in the tartan of the Lamont clan, JJ runs a show that is not just a folk music performance but a bit comedic shtick as well.  His crowd-interactions make for some of the evening’s high points.

JJ’s style stands out from the majority of the singers I’ve met on the Irish pub tour in several ways.  To begin with, his personalized renditions of the classics reveal significant blues, and American country music influences, which bring the Celtic style home to the American South.  Live, JJ’s makes use of a lot of bass runs on his guitar which often helps to add a subtlety and a sense of motion outside of the songs’ basic chord structures.  (ReadMore)

Intermission and Paddy's

Posted by Lojah on July 19, 2013 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Last night was great.  I played a set at Intermission on Palafox, mostly blues and rock covers with a bit of Irish thrown in for fun.  It went really well and I’ll be back there again soon.  Then with so much night left after the gig, I headed out to Paddy O’Leary’s Irish Pub on Pensacola Beach for open mic night with Glen Vignolo from Civilized Natives.  We had some fun there too.  I’m hoping to make something happen there, also.  We’ll see what we can do there and I’ll let ya’ll know as soon as I know more so stay tuned.





Monday Night at the East Hill Yard

Posted by Lojah on July 16, 2013 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I went to the East Hill Yard in Pensacola tonight.  The crew from Crystal studios throws a shindig once a week on Mondays, and I'd been meaning to check it out for a little while.  The band played a few really good sets of mostly blues and some folk.  Near the end I sat in for a few songs just for the craic.  I'll be going back soon.  Next, catch me at Intermission on Palafox in Pensacola.


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