Known both being a solo artist so when a member from the rock rings The Reatards and Shed Sounds. He released two effective LPs titled Bloodstream Visions watching Me Fall before his loss of life by cocaine overdose this year 2010. His documenting career started at age fifteen after he delivered a homemade demonstration tape to Goner Information. Shortly after he became the founding person in The Reatards. A feature-length documentary about him was produced following his loss of life titled MUCH BETTER THAN Something: Jay Reatard. He shifted to Memphis, Tennessee at age eight after his dad became unemployed within their hometown. In ’09 2009, he added to a tribute record for Chris Knox, the proceeds which went to assisting the singer’s recovery after he experienced a stroke.