Gritty Birds

When it comes to artists in the music industry, Grit has to exist. These are the voices of independent artists today. Gritty Birds’ is on a journey to discover how we create art and why it’s so important. @grittybirds
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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.

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


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

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.

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