Jes Raymond | Even The Trees

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Even The Trees

by Jes Raymond

Elements of old-time, bluegrass, gospel, and swing echo through songs of warm acoustic life.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Bluebird
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2. One Man Band
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3. Eliza Crossed the Ice
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4. Even the Trees
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5. The Ocean and the Highway
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6. On the Road
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7. Four Chambers
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8. House of Bliss
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9. Red White and Blue
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10. One Promise
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11. Stand Where He Stands
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Album Notes

Singer. Songwriter. Strummer. Stomper.
Once upon a time, Jes Raymond left the recital hall in Chapel Hill, NC, and she headed west on a Greyhound Bus with a guitar, a notebook, and a pair of hiking boots. When she reached the Rocky Mountains, the walking began. It went on for years, deep into Washington’s Olympics and North Cascades. And when she came back down, out of those mountains, what a song she had to sing.
Her debut studio album, "Even the Trees" was recorded with the help of the Jackstraw Productions Artist Support Program, and features many of Seattle’s finest instrumentalists. The arrangements form a spectrum from sparse banjo and guitar duets to dense ensembles of drums, bass, piano, clarinet, fiddle,guitar and dobro. The songs are crafted with the simplicity of a true poet’s intentions.
In addition to her solo songwriting career, Jes formed and tours with the old-time/bluegrass group The Blackberry Bushes Stringband who placed 2nd in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition in 2009. She was awarded the 2009 Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs City Artist Award.
Jes Raymond knows well the dusty path between tradition and new illumination.


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Eric Miller

Beautiful Voice, Beautiful Songs, Beautiful Stories...
This is a great record from Seattle artist Jes Raymond. Raymond is a wonderful songwriter, and it really shows on "Even the Trees." Her lyrics tend to pull you in close and invite you to participate in the dialogue and story at hand. Just listen to the "Eliza crossed the ice", and you're right there while she's making her way across the frozen river while the bystanders look on in wonder. If you like Jes Raymond, you should also check out her string band, "the blackberry bushes!"