Jerame Gray and Kill Creek Road
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"Real Americana"

Real music for the working man. - Pitch Music


"Real Americana"

Real music for the working man. - Pitch Music


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"Kill Creek Road" release 2013

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Kill Creek Road is the latest release by Jerame Gray. Brimming with the singer’s smoky vocals, soulful lyrics, and powerful songwriting, the album is alternately joyful and haunting, with songs inspired by open spaces, country roads, lost loves, and the rich history of Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri landscapes.
“Heaven,” the first track on Kill Creek Road, speaks to the wanderer’s heart. In it, Gray sings of being fed up with the stress of the city and drawn to the simplicity of rural life. Other songs are about relationships lost and found, as in “I’ve Got a Woman” and “Lost in Austin.” Gray’s wife singer Kate Gray contributes vocals to “Lost in Austin” as well as to the title track, “Kill Creek Road.”
Gray writes about the deeply personal confrontation of his own demons in “Liquid Courage” and “Hard Earned Life.” They are songs written for his father, brother, friends, and himself. In 2005, his own father disappeared and nine months later his remains were found in a wooded park near St. Petersburg, FL. “He was an alcoholic and he just wanted to disapear.” Gray says. He speaks to the struggle in “Hard Earned Life”: Some walk away and some stay to fight.
“I find a broken romance in the fight,” Gray says.
Kill Creek Road was produced, recorded and mixed by musician Matt Peters at The Attic in Kansas City, Missouri. All of the musicians are local to Kansas City including: Kory Kraul on fiddle, Jake Wagner on 1925 Gibson tenor banjo, Bobby Pulliam and Mark Ruhl on drums, Allison Mary Johnson backing vocals, Scott Branton and Stanley Sheldon on bass. (Sheldon is Peter Frampton’s bassist and has toured with such acts as the late Warren Zevon.)
Jerame Gray was born in Sidney, Australia, and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He’s spent chapters of his life in Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado and Missouri. The only musician in his family, Gray is self-taught, picking up the guitar in his teenage years and playing with friends. Gray studied music theory and composition more formally in 2003 with a music mentor at Missouri Valley College. His music career began as frontman with the rock band Moonshine Romance. More recently, Gray got hooked on country and Americana music while writing for the Nashville market. The album Kill Creek Road was born from those songs yet at times deviates from the Nashville scene completely, and with affable grace.