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An @xrayfm music interview podcast sharing the stories of today's music industry from the voices of working musicians and creatives from Jeni Wren Stottrup. West Coast and beyond.
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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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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.

 

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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 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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Dec 21, 2016

Seattle Pop duo @sisterstheband aren't actually sisters, but they're taking sisterhood to a new level with their upcoming debut Drink Champagne. Get to know the infectious pair on this week's episode of @grittybirds! Find out more about Sisters at http://www.sisterstheband.com Follow them on socials at @sisterstheband The episode was recorded with a Zoom H4N at Doug Fir Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup Scripted by Jeni Wren Stottrup and Ryan Wolf Stroud Transcribed by Christina Donaldson

Dec 15, 2016

David Bazan wants to bring Christmas back. This week's episode, brings on a journey from darkness to hope. It's a Christmas story. Find out more about David Bazan at http://www.davidbazan.com Follow them on socials at @davidbazan The episode was recorded on Zencastr and produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup It was transcribed by Chris Martell Storytelling support by Ryan Wolf Stroud Follow Gritty Birds at @grittybirds

Dec 7, 2016

The women of Spirit House are seeking to do something a little radical: creating a collaborative record platform for women and non-binary voices. Listen to the story of Monica, Johanna and Valerie today on The Gritty Birds! Find out more about Spirit House at https://spirithouse.bandcamp.com/ Follow them on socials at @spirithouserecords The episode was recorded at XRAY.FM's production studio It was produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup Transcribed by Amit Erez Follow Gritty Birds at @grittybirds

Dec 1, 2016

Chuck Westmoreland music is genuine. Listening to him speak, you hear authenticity; you get his heart. As a business owner, long-time musical creative and family man, Chuck’s words are about as gritty as it gets. In his own voice, here is his story. Find more about Chuck at http://www.chuckwestmoreland.com

Nov 24, 2016

An audio short of thanksgivings past and present.

Nov 9, 2016

LGBTQ electronic producer Natasha Kmeto sits down for a frank conversation on identity, finding confidence and her new 7". "Obviously the system is not rigged in our favor, but a lot of my thinking lately has been “how do we push past this; what is the solution.”

Nov 3, 2016

When RnB artist Reva DeVito returned with over a half million streams in the first couple days of her EP release, it wasn't a surprise to her producers. The How What and Where artist collaborated with a deep net of some of today's hottest producers including this year's Polaris Award winner Kaytranada. Find out the secret to her grit on this week's episode of @grittybirds

Oct 27, 2016

Get to know the story behind The Minders with songwriter Martyn Leaper. From their Denver origins with The Elephant Six Collective to their new album released this spring, Into the River, producer over 4 years with Larry Crane at Jackpot Recording, Martyn has a story you don't want to miss. Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup at XRAY FM Studios Special Thanks to The Minders for use of the tracks It's Gonna Break Out! and Summer Song The episode was transcribed by Amit Erez and Aimee Burton Board op by Dannon Drips for on-air release Gritty Birds is produced in partnership with XRAY.FM

Oct 20, 2016

Previewing Oct 23rd Rock for Rockwood event at Revolution Hall, kids from Wattles Boys and Girls Club recorded interview questions for two of the artists on the show, Emily Wells and The Thermals! Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup Special Thanks to Emily Wells, The Thermals, The Kids of the Wattles Boys and Girls Club and Next Northwest. Thanks to Emily Wells for the use of Light is Drainin Thanks to The Thermals for the use of Thinking of You Gritty Birds is produced in partnership with XRAY.FM

Oct 12, 2016

This week Gritty Birds features Seattle based pop singer Maiah Manser, on her new album, music video and how being raised by a female clan has helped her navigate pressures as a woman in music. Photo: Juan Franco Produced and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup at XRAY Studios Tracks: Second Skin and 3Remain by Maiah Manser Theme song: Lucky from Bryson Cone First aired on XRAY.FM

Oct 6, 2016

Pete Krebs is having his best week ever. After a sold out revival of his cult punk band Hazel for their HAZEL: Live in Portland release, to the release of Hey! Pete Krebs! and induction into The Oregon Hall of Fame, he's made his mark. Take a listen to his story on this week's episode of Gritty Birds Photo: John Eckenrode Produced and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup at XRAY Studios Tracks: Big Fattie and Jilted from HAZEL: Live in Portland and Kid Domino from Hey! Pete Krebs! Theme song: Lucky from Bryson Cone Transcribed by Aimee Burton

Sep 23, 2016

Johnny Galyon and Todd Crosby came together to put on one of the best metal festivals in the US, in an unheard of venue capacity of 500. With acts like Deafheaven, Uncle Acid and Red Fang as well as locals from Portland's stand out metal scene, it's a gem of festival. Take a listen, in the first of the Uncut series.

Sep 22, 2016

It takes a little something extra tough to be a woman and music, not to mention the women who inspired us. This week I talked with 4 women, in different stages of their careers, in different parts of the industry, about the woman artists who inspired them. Including Alana Ranes, Alicia J Rose, Cervante Pope, Johanna Kunin and... myself, Jeni Wren Stottrup. Music from Tove Lo, Kate Bush, Bjork, Tina Turner and Tori Amos.

Sep 22, 2016

Johnny Galyon and Todd Crosby came together to put on one of the best metal festivals in the US, in an unheard of venue capacity of 500. With acts like Deafheaven, Uncle Acid and Red Fang as well as locals from Portland's stand out metal scene, it's a gem of festival. Take a listen, in the first of the Uncut series.

Sep 15, 2016

Chris Slusarenko and John Moen are two of Portland's most prolific side men.. no longer. Get to know the artists behind one of the Portland's longest over due bands, Eyelids. We talk about the creative process, their experiences with Guided By Voices and Decemberists and their special approach to visuals.

Sep 7, 2016

In the final installment of the Pickathon Series, we are going to hang out with Joe Casey of Protomartyr, relax with Ellen Kemper of Palehound and get sexy with Jamil Rashad of Boulevards. Photo: Jeni Wren Stottrup Produced and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup Tracks: Born to Wine by Protomartyr, Molly and Cinnamon by Palehound and Got to Go by Boulevards Theme song: Lucky from Bryson Hanson Special thanks to Pickathon, XRAY.FM and Vortex Magazine

Sep 3, 2016

In the first installation of Gritty Birds: Live, Keisha Chiddick aka Blossom came into the studio before her Pickathon sets. Enjoy this bonus episode before the final installation of the Pickathon Series is released this week.

Sep 1, 2016

In Part 2 of the Pickathon series, we talk songwriting with punk pop experimentalist Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. Then we head into the sky to talk with Guildworks, between Yo La Tengo and Jeff Tweedy's sets. With a special message for Thao from Tex Clark The Gritty Bird: Jeni Wren Stottrup Tracks: Astonished Man and Nobody Dies from A Man Apart by Thao and The Get Down Stay Down Recorded at Pickathon Music Festival 2016 with a Zoom H4n and XRAY.FM Mixed and Edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup Mastered by Gene Forte

Aug 23, 2016

Pickathon is like Disneyland, it's the happiest place on earth, with a different edge. In part one a 3 part special from the festival we talk with two rising artists, folk violin/fiddle duo 10 String Symphony out of Nashville Tennesee and rocker Ezra Furman. Plus, find out the burning question Ezra Furman super fan and Federal Investigator Zoe Kelleher had for the artist. Photo: Jeni Wren Stottrup Produced and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup Tracks: Someone to be Good For and Deacon's Waltz from 10 String Symphony(Tasty Creek Records) Teddy I’m Ready Ready by Ezra Furman(Bar/None Records). Theme song: Lucky from Bryson Hanson Special thanks to Pickathon, XRAY.FM and Vortex Magazine

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