Lojah performs a style he describes as Creolized Roots Music; heavily influenced by folk, Country, blues, rock and roll, and Celtic melodies, with a touch of the tropical sounds of Florida and the Caribbean.
In 2013 Lojah released Pub Songs on Palafox, a four-song, lo-fi, EP intended to capture his energy and sound from his time busking in an urban environment in competition with a multitude of sounds on a bustling city street. Between 1999 and 2008 Lojah wrote with, managed, produced, and performed with the Grammy nominated Native American artist Shadowyze. His song “Pedigree” was featured on the 2001 SOAR™ release “Spirit Warrior” and received radio play throughout North America.
Lojah is also an artist whose paintings are steeped in cultural relevance presented from a modern traditional and mystical perspective. He is currently performing acoustic sets along the Gulf Coast, and his paintings are available for purchase online and at select art shows.
Lojah was born as Jay Moody to a large, Cheroenhaka (Nottoway)/Creek Indian and Irish family from Pensacola, Florida. Raised in a Navy family, he was brought up in multiple maritime communities including New Orleans, Maryland, and California's Bay Area, while always returning to his home in Florida. Jay cut his musical teeth busking on city streets, beaches and singing around campfires throughout the Gulf-coast. Over the years
Jay is a dedicated adherent to, and traditional singer in the Muskogee Creek Indian Stomp Dance tradition located in communities throughout Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, and a practicing anthropologist who specialized in Native American tribal affairs. This has influenced the lyrical and musical development of Lojah, his music is immersed in cultural realism, and arcane insight woven together with tongue-in-cheek witticism and a festive vibe. Jay encourages a life in tune with the natural world while celebrating the finer points of creation.