About


“The way to success is often one baby step at a time.”

Hi, I’m Anitra Jay, creator of The Crafty Musician.  I started this site to help support independent artists like me!  After several years pursuing music as a career, I’ve learned a few things that I’d like to pass on to others to inspire and encourage other artists to realize their dreams!  The biggest lesson I’ve learned since starting my journey is that you don’t need a record label or fame to make a living from music.  All you need is grit and a few tricks of the trade.  That’s the premise of The Crafty Musician.  We’re mixing DIY tricks with grit and purpose to create a career each of us can be proud of.

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Here’s a little more about me:

I’m a full-time R&B/Soul singer-songwriter based in Houston, TX.  Since 2011, I’ve been traveling across the US sharing my passion with all who will listen. I perform with a percussionist who also happens to be my handsome hubby.  We’re a funky interracial duo!  I have a background in Marketing & Public Relations that has served me well in achieving full-time status as an Independent Artist.  To learn more about me and my music check out my official website. One of the most interesting things that has happened to me since I became a full-time musician is building a Tiny House which led to my appearing on National TV! My hubby and I appeared on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters in the Spring of 2016 and boy was it a lot of fun. I learned so much from that experience. If you’d like to check out our episode, Amazon has it available for just a few bucks. Click on the link below to watch it now. Our episode is listed as #10, ‘Traveling Musicians Go Tiny.’


If you would like to contact me for any reason, feel free to e-mail me (anitrajay@thecraftymusician.com) or fill out the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Thanks for stopping by and rock on!!!