“Country music has a new star that is quickly making a name for herself. Roxanne Vargas spoke with Imaj about her recent success and latest album.” From NBC 6
In honor of my upcoming show in Dallas…oh, wait. Didn’t you know? K-Soul 94.5FM just made a huge announcement yesterday!
On May 3rd, my full band and I will be performing at the 2014 Zydeco Meets The Blues Festival in Dallas, TX. Now, during this time of year the Cajuns of Zydeco and the Blues Boys like to “trash” talk and battle it out for who does music better…
But I’ll let you in on a little secret…I’m just going to let those boys keep dragging their knuckles and throwing their rocks, while Country sneaks in behind ‘em and steals the show. :P
So, in honor of Zydeco Meets The Blues, we’re releasing the full video of Episode 1 of the VIP Show. In this episode we pay homage to the Grandfather of Country himself. He learned from a Blues Man and was known to have a little banjo (Zydeco) in his music too!
For those of you who missed it, enjoy the encore of, “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)” by Hank Williams, Sr.
Peace and love xx
IMAJ will make her 2014 movie acting debut in the feature film, Cottonwood.
Cottonwood is a period piece that takes place during the great depression and dustbowl era in West Texas. It’s a murder mystery, during a difficult time in American history, where the local sheriff must decide whether to do what is right or what is law when a local racist is found dead. | The starry cast of COTTONWOOD also includes: Louis Gosset Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Alison Eastwood (daughter of actor Clint Easwood), Ethan Suplee, Joe Perry (Aerosmith) and Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Learn more here: http://cottonwoodfilm.com/
Between touring California:
Today I was finally taking a short break from the road and sitting in a Chinese restaurant in Santa Maria, when a sudden warmth came over me. Something was warming my heart but I couldn’t figure out what it was. It was like that warm feeling of a sweet childhood scent, you know? Like a happy memory. Or a perfect day. What was creating this joy in me? Was it the time of year? Well, there’s still a few months ’till Christmas season. Was it the great weather? No, I was sitting inside and it was cold. But something. I feel something. ‘What is it, California?’ I thought to myself. Then, ‘Oh my goodness…it’s the ocean!’ I had been so focused — so “go, go, go” on this tour — that I didn’t even anticipate California for its beaches. Thank you so much for this little moment of freedom. Thank you for making this mermaid feel at home again.”
While photographing flowers at Helen Keller’s birthplace museum:
“I wonder what it is about flowers that gives them such power over the human eye. With their frail petals and bright colors, they draw us nearer and nearer and just as quickly transport us to a place of peace in our own mind. Perhaps they are proof that vulnerability is strength.” @IMAJ via Instagram
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” performed and arranged by IMAJ and Ron Grimes. Filmed and directed by parents Kassandra and Philip Michael Thomas.
IMAJ’s full debut album is Now Available for purchase on http://imaj.bandcamp.com
“ “Thanks so much to Renegade Radio Nashville fans for putting me in such good company this week! ‘Imaj — Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’ comes in at No. 8 on their Hot 40 Countdown! Other artists charting their Top 40 include: Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band and Lee Brice.” ~IMAJ via Facebook