Jay Lang, a Mississippi Delta boy, has been playing Mississippi Roots music for 15 years now with various bands and line-ups. His music experience started in Greenville, MS sitting in with various local musicians like Willie Foster, John Horton, T-Model Ford, and Eddie Cusic who would all tell him, "you ain't no good, but yoou have a good ear and you don't mess us up. Come back next week." After three years of woodshedding and bartending in the Delta he moved to Oxford, MS where he formed his first band, Three Legged Dog.
After touring the southeast and living in many different places Jay ended up back in Oxfrod, Ms ready to start fresh with a new band and a new sound, Jay Lang and the Devil's Due. The formula is simple: electric slide guitar with a heavy backbeat and super-bad guitar leads. Today the band line up consists of Austin Marshall on drums Nate Robbins on bass, and Will Freeman on guitar.
"This is the band I've always wanted," Jay says. "These guys are best group of musicians I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. I bring a song I've written to the table and fifteen minutes later they're off and runnin'! The great thing is that we all love Blues and have a strong background in it, but we all listen to other genres and have our own take on different music that gets thrown on the table!"
Jay Lang and the Devil's Due have just finished their first self-titled album available for download on all major online music stores. The music is simple: Rockin' Blues. "The songs vary from some very traditional based southern music to just straight up rock n' roll," according to Jay.