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Lojah on the Musician's Guild

Posted by Lojah on December 10, 2017 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I was recently a guest on the Musician’s Guild, a great internet show run by Richard Dunlavy and Darryl Oehmsen in Pensacola, Florida where they discuss the local music scene and promote the various players and performers in it.

In this episode 5 of the series I was honored to be a guest on the show where I played a few tunes, talked about my musical upbringing and how and why I came to use the moniker Lojah for my music.

Watch video here.

 

Finnegan's Wake, a Glance at Irish Mysticism through Lyrical Satire

Posted by Lojah on July 1, 2017 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Finnegan’s Wake is amongst my favorite traditional Irish songs and it has been a staple of the Irish balladeer’s repertoire since the middle of the 19th century. Over the past several decades it has been covered by great and legendary Irish bands like The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, The Dubliners, the Pogues, and most recently the Massachusetts-based Dropkick Murphys. However, like much of Irish lyrical tradition stretching back to the ancient bards “Finnegan’s Wake” is in reality a work of deep esoteric value cleverly disguised as a silly drinking song that only the initiated were likely to fully comprehend. (Read More)

Mento Music: Reggae's Granddaddy

Posted by Lojah on June 26, 2017 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Mento music is a little known style of folk music and dance native to the island of Jamaica that saw its commercial peak in the 1950s. Sometimes called Jamaican Calypso, it is closely related to that Trinidadian musical form. (Read More)

Happy New Year from Lojah

Posted by Lojah on January 5, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey folks,

 

Happy New Year! I’m really looking forward to 2017. It’s going to a great year. For starters I’m embarking on a series of shows throughout the year, and the production of a new ep in the spring and I’ll be giving away a painting from my facebook page as part of the release.

 

My next show is this Friday, January 6, at the Back Porch Bar and Grill – 710 Palafox St in Pensacola. If you’re in the area come on out and party with us. Or if you live further away and you’d like me to visit your town, let know where to play and I’ll consider putting it on my tour list for 2017.

 

You can keep up with me by following me on facebook, https://twitter.com/Lojah" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">twitter, and https://www.instagram.com/j.lojah/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">instagram or visit Lojah.com for access to my music and art. You can also follow my blog The Moody View where I cover a wide range of topics from art, music, and culture.

 

Happy New Year, once again. I hope you have a great 2017.

 

Until Next time,

 

Lojah

 


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