Dutch Oven is a warm sounding folk, Americana and country album where roots is the key word.

You’ll find traditional songs like CAMPTOWN RACES, one of the first pop songs ever written in the middle of the 19th century by Stephen Foster, and other very successful adaptations that make the works timeless.

Here, the version of Joy Division’s LOVE WILL TEAR US APART is literally incredible. Jay put a modal banjo drone played with a rock feel to it along with Paul Péchenart (ex-Dogs ) on an old Gibson acoustic.

The Rolling Stones, Leadbelly, Reverend Gary Davis and Merle Haggard are also interpreted as if they were all originals coming from the same small town seated along the Blue Ridge Parkway


1. Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional) 4’26
2. Old Joe Clark (Traditional) 3’27
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy (Gary Davis) 4’50
4. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) 4’37
5. Goodnight Irene (Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax) 3’50
6. Dead Flowers (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards ) 4’07
7. Je t’Aime (Marie-France Floury) 4’16
8. Mole In The Ground (Traditional) 3’09
9. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard ) 3’02
10. Oh ! (Marie-France Floury) 3’21
11. Shortnin’ Bread (Traditional) 2’59
12. Camptown Races (Traditional) 3’01

Jay Ryan (Lead vocals, guitar, bass)
Lou Morin (Mandolin, background vocals)
Marie-France Floury (Background vocals, »Drone» vocal – 8)
John Duff (Banjo, brushes, background vocals)
Paul Rabary (Harmonica)
Tim Jessop (Guitar – 3, 5)
Paul Péchenart (Guitar – 4)

All songs are traditional except Love Will Tear Us Apart by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner (Universal Music Publishing), Dead Flowers by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (Westminster Music Ltd, Abko Music Inc), Je t’aime et Oh ! by Marie-France Floury (Éditions Amoc), Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down by Merle Haggard (Tree Publishing), Death Don’t Have No Mercy by Gary Davis (Chandos Music)

Photographies by Joanna Borderie
Logo by Mark Weissberg
Design by Céline Cuvelier

Production : Juste une Trace & Folktrad
With support : IMM
Release date : 24-03-2014