DRIED UP DREAMS by Jay and the Cooks is a collection of original Rock and Blues songs entirely in English along with the famous «I Just Came to Tell You That I’m Going» by Serge Gainsbourg.

Jay Ryan wanted to talk about his experience as an immigrant. Grouping songs with a blues feel sprinkled with country reminds him of the country of his younger years, «Dried Up Dreams» alludes to various subjects going from simple pleasures such as reading or the cuisine to politics, and the people around him.

One of the album’s attractions are the heavy, imposing drums and bass that reminds one of some 70’s recordings. The album was recorded on analog vintage equipment.

Release date: March 18, 2022

Alton McCarver
Frontline Worker Blues
Chew the Cud
I Just Came To Tell You That I’m Going
Poor Everybody
Deaf Water
Organic Lush
Dried Up Hearts
Empty Glass of Love
Confederate Son

All lyrics and music by Jay Ryan (Éditions Amoc) except « Frontline Worker Blues » lyrics by Jay Ryan and music by Stéphane Missri (Éditions Amoc), « Empty Glass of Love » lyrics by Jay Ryan and music by Christian Drapier (Éditions Amoc), « Confederate Son » lyrics and music by John R.Clark (Éditions Amoc), « I Just Came To Tell You That I’m Going » lyrics and music by Serge Gainsbourg (Melody Nelson Publishing)



Jay Ryan : vocals, guitars

Stéphane Missri : guitars, banjo

Marten Ingle : double bass, bass

Marty Vickers : drums

Paul Susen : fiddle, mandolins

Christian Poidevin : harmonica, dobro

All songs published by Éditions AMOC except «I Just Came to Tell You That I’m Going » by Melody Nelson Publishing

 Produced by Paul Bessone for Juste Une Trace

Recorded, mixed and masterised by Arnaud Bascuñana at Studio 180

Photographs by Bernard Rousseau and Jay Ryan

Design by Corinne Garino

This album is dedicated to Bernard Rousseau who passed away just after the recording of this album.  Bernard was our in house photographer; he’ll be greatly missed

Jay Ryan would like to thank Mark Weissberg for help with lyric editing, Paul Bessone and Edith Gaudy for valuable production advice, José Jeanrot for her patience, Jake Workman for helping the right hand get out of prison, the band for their enthusiastic playing and support.

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