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
DRIED UP DREAMS
Frontline Worker Blues
Chew the Cud
I Just Came To Tell You That I’m Going
Dried Up Hearts
Empty Glass of Love
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
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.