Davis Causey & Jay Smith Pickin’ On Christmas
Release Date: November 11, 2022
Label: Strolling Bones
Davis Causey is an Athens-bred musician who has had a 60-year long career that has taken him everywhere from playing with Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson to writing music for Bonnie Raitt and the Carny movie soundtrack.
Davis Causey’s first release on Strolling Bones Records, Pickin’ On Christmas, includes a beautiful collection of instrumental Christmas classics and one original produced by Davis and Jay Smith and features musicians Jay Smith, Randall Bramblett, and Jeff Reilly.
“This project came about in 1998 as a limited run of 100 CDs to be given as Christmas presents from Jay and myself to friends, relatives, etc. It was so special to me to collaborate with Jay on this project. He was one of the nicest and most talented musicians I’ve had the privilege of playing with! Unfortunately, Jay passed soon after we finished recording Pickin’ On Christmas. I’m so thankful we have these recordings to keep his spirit and great playing alive for others to appreciate and enjoy! So with great love and affection, I dedicate this recording to Jay - love you brother.” - Davis Causey