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An XRAY.FM radio show and podcast all about the grit behind successful artists and creatives, from artist and producer Jeni Wren.

Mar 17, 2017

Logan Lynn has something to say... about mental health. The artist has been everywhere from the LOGO network to the Grammy's. 9 year's sober he has found his ground following his latest record, adieu. 

 

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Mar 9, 2017

Vegas born artist Manika is a natural performer. She has a hefty resume: protégé of Michael Jackson’s manager Frank DeLeo, charting singles with artists including Tyga, touring with One Direction and as host of TLC’s Global Beauty Masters Student Edition and Manika’s Love Line. And despite all that, she’s making the time to connect with her audience through her new app.

Download Manika's app on iTunes for exclusive tracks and giveaways.

Featuring the songs "I Might Go Lesbian", "Vegas Party", Just Can’t Let You Go", "How Can I Love" and "BYOB Bugatti".

 

Produced, recorded and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup

Special thanks to XRAY.FM and Vortex Music Magazine

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Mar 2, 2017

Aussie pop band The Griswolds have had a fast rise in recent years. The fun-loving band's new album "High Times for Low Lives" is and ode to the joys and perils of life on the road. Lead singer Chris sat down with me  to share the inspiration behind the album and how they're taking charge today.

 

Find out more about The Griswolds at http://blog.wearethegriswolds.com

Featuring the songs "Out of My Head", "Rufio", "YDLM(featuring Lizzo)" and "High Times for Low Lives".

 

Produced, recorded and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup

Special thanks to XRAY.FM and Vortex Music Magazine

Subscribe to Gritty Birds at @grittybirds

http://www.grittybirds.com

Feb 16, 2017

Mini Blinds describe themselves alt-pop and have a passion for fusing music with minimalism. They just released their first album, Air Signs last fall. The emerging Portland band joined us for our first live taping at Kelly's Olympian. 

 

Listen to Air Signs at http://miniblinds.bandcamp.com

 

Gritty Birds is produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup with the support of XRAY.FM.  

This week’s episode was created in partnership with Revolver studios. 

Bryan Wollen was our live sound + recording engineer
Nalin Silva was our recording + mix engineer .

This week’s board operator is Dannon Drips. 

Feb 8, 2017

Ages and Ages joined us for our first live taping. Sometimes called "tent revival", it's music with a hopeful message. They shared songs from their latest release, Something to Ruin and a conversation about music and the power to connect.

 

Find out more about Ages and Ages at agesandages.com

Follow grittybirds on socials at @grittybirds

Produced and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup

In partnership with Revolver Studios and XRAY.FM

Bryan Wollen was our live sound + recording engineer
Nalin Silva was our recording + mix engineer 

Mixed at Revolver Studios

Board operate is Dannon Drips

 

Feb 4, 2017

Arcosanti is an artist community in Arizona unlike others. They're in a place of a transition asking themselves: "What's Next?"

A Gritty Birds short, created for the @xrayfm #radioisyourscontest

Official Contest Selection

 

Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup

Featuring music by Miro Belle

Feb 1, 2017

We're celebrating our 50th episode! We'll be revisiting some of my favorite interviews, including EyelidsReva DeVitoEzra FurmanGendersDavid Bazan and more.

 

http://www.grittybirds.com

Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup

Sponsored by XRAY.FM, The Business Dept, Vortex Music Magazine, Tumbleweed Creative, Patreon, Revolver Studios, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Go Fund Me and Patreon subscribers.

Transcribed by Jeni Wren Stottrup, Christina Donaldson, Chris Martell, Aimee Burton and Amit Erez

Board operator is Dannon Drips

Jan 25, 2017

The eponomous producer behind Elliott Smith’s Either/Or and editor of Tape Op Magazine shared some of his stories and where he sees the future of recording.

 

Featuring Music by The Secret Sea, Elliott Smith and Summer Cannibals

 

The episode was sponsored by Tumbleweed Creative

Gritty Birds is produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup with the support of XRAY.FM.  This week’s board operator is Dannon Drips.  The episode was transcribed by Christina Donaldson.

The episode was transcribed by Christina Donaldson, Amit Erez and Chris Martell.

Jan 18, 2017

Alaska's "Best Indie Band" of the last 5 years is going stateside with a personal new album, "Unwilling Participants". Listen to singer Jenni Toro's story of overcoming abuse and finding her voice with the band she calls family.

Find out more at:

http://www.themodernsavagemusic.com

 

The episode was recorded with a Blue Yeti on Skype
Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup
Scripted by Jeni Wren Stottrup
Transcribed by Chris Martell


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Jan 11, 2017

Shelly Peiken is a Grammy Nominated Songwriter with multiple #1 hits to her name. But her current fight, for the rights of songwriters with action group Songwriters of North America is her most important work to date. Listen to her amazing story of success and advocacy on this week's episode of Gritty Birds.

Find out more about Shelly:

http://www.shellypeiken.com

The episode was recorded with a Blue Yeti on Skype
Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup
Scripted by Jeni Wren Stottrup 
Transcribed by Christina Donaldson

 

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