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Two years ago Holly Ruth and The Grey Jays recorded a full-length album, and over the last two years it has been engineered, mixed, mastered and recorded (and re-recorded) by Grant Trippel. Mostly in a well set-up basement with piles of helpful, rented equipment. Much arrangement having been done in the wind of an isolated lake. We have spent an accumulation of weeks together in preparation over this period, and grew to understand evolution in this project from the making of this album.


released September 28, 2015

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Grant Trippel. Illustration by: Gabrielle Funk. Font by Chris Bodnarchuk. Heading photo by Elizabeth Shearer.
All songs written/composed by Holly Ruth and arranged by the members of The Grey Jays. Outro is Johannes Brahms' Intermezzo Op 118.No.2
The Grey Jays are: Tyson Eidse: Drums/percussion
Grant Trippel: Electric guitar, Moog
Finley Allison: Electric-bass, stand-up bass, electric, hollow-body guitar, trumpet/artcore, (backing vocals on Penut Butter and Honey, 'Rhodes' sounding keyboard on In Time)
Holly Ruth: Lead vocals, harmony vocals, piano/keyboard, rhythm acoustic guitar
Anonymous: Violin slid-guitar (electric), electric guitar
Intro: Finley Allison on stand-up bass
What More: Grant Trippel on electric guitar
I Can't Be Your Saviour: Finley Allison on electric hollow-body guitar (including solo)
Little One: Grant Trippel riffing/soloing on electric guitar, Holly Ruth on 'organ' mode of keyboard and rhythm electric guitar.
Manhattan: Grant Trippel on rhythm electric guitar.
Molecules: Finley Allison as most guitar layers including solo, Grant on Moog and a few layers of guitar at end breakdown
In Time: Grant Trippel on electric guitar, Rhodes-style keyboard by Finley Allison
Tarn Chateau Blues: Grant Trippel on electric guitar, Holly Ruth on acoustic guitar
Don't You Worry: Holly Ruth on acoustic guitar
Peanut Butter and Honey: Grant Trippel on minimal electric guitar during the outré of this song, Finley Allison on backing vocals, Anonymous on electric guitar
Outro: Holly Ruth on piano, Finley Allison bowed stand-up bass, violin and electric guitar by Anonymous



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Holly Ruth and The Grey Jays Winnipeg, Manitoba

Formed in winter 2013, we've been playing shows across Winnipeg, and a couple rural places, since! We've toured as far as Peterborough in a rain-filled beautiful autumn. Our sound is roots/groove, emotionally honest, with jazz influences. We have been playing together in various projects for years. 'Birds' is our launched work of heart.

Artwork /drawing: Gabrielle Funk

Font-style : Siyee Mann
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