NEWS

*NEW ALBUM *NEW BAND *FALL TOUR DATES

posted by Jessica Rhaye - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
*NEW ALBUM *NEW BAND *FALL TOUR DATES

NEW ALBUM: Just Like A Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan

We are pleased to announce the PRE-Release of new album Just like a Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan, Jessica Rhaye’s sixth full-length album, and first with backing band The Ramshackle Parade. **The official album release date is September 20th, 2019.**

>>PRE-ORDER CD + Vinyl / PRE-SAVE Digital HERE


"Jessica Rhaye's got a new collection of Bob Dylan reinterpretations coming out this fall, one of the best I've heard since Tim O'Brien's excellent collection from back in the 90's."
- Ketch Secor - Old Crow Medicine Show

"Nice work with the Dylan tunes, especially liked hearing Lay Down Your Weary Tune"
- Ron Sexsmith

"I like it a lot. Very cool project."
- Dr. Rob Bowman, Grammy-Award-Winning Professor of Ethnomusicology


Just Like a Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan; captures a hot mix of professionals performing live together - no click tracks and very few overdubs - true to the recording style of Dylan’s earlier work.

With producer and multi-musician Dale Murray at the helm, it was free flow. All band members brought ideas to the floor; the result is a fun folk-rock album with psychedelic undertones, with folkie ballads, a conversation between rockabilly and swing, and engaging new interpretations of the Master’s works transcending the concept of a simple tribute album.

TRACKS INCLUDE:
1. Ring Them Bells
2. Sad Eyed Lady of The Lowlands
3. As I Went Out One Morning
4. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
5. It's All Over Now Baby Blue
6. One More Cup of Coffee
7. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
8. Blowin' In the Wind
9. Lay Down Your Weary Tune


THE RAMSHACKLE PARADE
Jessica Rhaye (Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar)
Chris Braydon (Electric Guitar/Vocals)
Sandy MacKay (Double Bass/Mandolin/Vocals)
Clinton Charlton (Drums)
Bill Preeper (Electric/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals)

"Our band name 'The Ramshackle Parade' is borrowed and bent from a tune on Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros’ Streetcore album. That name felt like a good fit for the sound that we came up with while making this record."- Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade

>>Check out our East Coast and Ontario FALL TOUR DATES HERE!

Please share the dates with friends and hope to see you at one of our shows!

 
 
 

*NEW SINGLE *NEW VIDEO - RING THEM BELLS

posted by Jessica Rhaye - Friday, May 24, 2019
*NEW SINGLE *NEW VIDEO - RING THEM BELLS

In celebration of Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday, and in advance of the release of our new album Just like a Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan, my first with backing band The Ramshackle Parade, is our first single ‘Ring Them Bells’; a gospel-folk-rock spin on Dylan’s cut from his 1989 album ‘Oh Mercy’.


>> Stream on all platforms HERE



BACKSTAGE PASS!
Behind the Songs and Making of Just Like A Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan:

Our version of Ring Them Bells takes on a gospel rock groove. When producer, Dale Murray played the piano and organ parts, he followed the approach of ‘organist’ Al Kooper on “Like a Rolling Stone”. Kooper, who was not an organ player but wanted very much to be on the record, didn’t know how to play the song and played late on all the chord changes, creating a signature sound.

“I didn’t learn the chords,” says Dale, “just kinda played along - that was my approach on the organ and piano on everything here.”

We loved watching Chris Braydon prep and play the guitar break on this track - an eel’s nest of cables and pedals to create the dual guitar lead that sounds like a waterfall and the result is a great take with a fun loose feel!

The intro on the album cut and video is a short guitar piece of Dylan’s “Duquesne Whistle” from ‘Tempest’ - played by Bill Preeper and distorted by Chris.

The music video is an introduction to the Ramshackle Parade and a look into the making of the album – it’s a combination of footage captured during the recording sessions at Farm House Studio in Port Howe, NS, and live footage filmed by Jordan Mattie during a performance in front of a packed house at the Five & Dime in Saint John, NB. We had an absolute blast making this record together and we are super excited for it’s release!


Hope you enjoy!
Happy Birthday Bob!
Love from Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade
 
 
 

**ANNOUNCEMENT**

posted by Jessica Rhaye - Monday, May 20, 2019
**ANNOUNCEMENT**

I am beyond excited to share this news!! My band, ‘The Ramshackle Parade’, and I recorded a new album together last summer at Farmhouse Studio with producer Dale Murray. It’s called “Just Like a Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan”- an interpretation album of Dylan songs that we will release this fall! We are ready to share our first single this week on Friday, May 24th - Bob Dylan’s Birthday!

We will be releasing singles and videos over the next few months and will have a pre-order campaign set up soon for CD, Vinyl and digital. Release show dates will be announced soon too! For now, I just wanted to let you know what the boys and I have been up too! Stay tuned! More soooooon!

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10th ANNUAL - Bob Dylan Tribute Show

posted by Jessica Rhaye - Thursday, April 25, 2019
10th ANNUAL - Bob Dylan Tribute Show

 
 
 

Valentine's Day Show

posted by Jessica Rhaye - Friday, February 01, 2019
Valentine's Day Show

 
 
 

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