The idea for the album DRIED UP DREAMS by Jay and the Cooks came about because Jay Ryan wanted to talk about his experience as an immigrant. Grouping songs with a blues feel sprinkled with country reminds him of the country of his younger years, “Dried Up Dreams” alludes to various subjects going from simple pleasures such as reading or the cuisine to politics, and the people around him. One of the album’s attractions are the heavy, imposing drums and bass that reminds one of some 70’s recordings. Take note that the album was recorded on analog vintage equipment.
Interview with Jay Ryan / All about the album is available on the Youtube chanel Juste Une Trace.
Jay Ryan – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Stephane Missri – Guitars, Banjo
Paul Susen – Fiddle, Mandolins
Christian Poidevin – Harmonica, Dobro
Marten Ingle – Bass, Double Bass
Marty Vickers – Drums, Percussion
Produced by Paul Bessone for Juste Une Trace
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Arnaud Bascuñana at Studio 180
Published by Éditions Amoc