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.

Jan 17, 2020

Gritty Birds has been missing the road, and frankly missing producing new episodes. So, we're taking things on the road in a whole new way thanks to the creator my interface, RME. 

This is day 1 of NAMM, featuring 3 of the artists working and performing at RME's 2020 NAMM booth: Pete, Justine and Adam. 

We talk resiliency, our love of gear and production and set the tone for a unique trade show series, where I'll be interviewing close to 50 artists and creators for the brand.

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

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

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


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.

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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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