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STATE COWS - S/T

State Cows AlbumSTATE COWS - S/T

Check out Jay's superb guitar solo and fills on the song NEW YORK TOWN on the first album!

STATE COWS - THE SECOND ONE

State Cows AlbumSTATE COWS - THE SECOND ONE Jay also delivers more awesome guitar work on the second album from STATE COWS on the song IN THE CITY. Enjoy!

 

These guys have surely taken WEST COAST POP to another level adding the freshness of youth. Great songs, arrangements and performances! - Jay Graydon

 

Scott Gross of Inside Musicast says: In The City showcases great horn arrangements and an extended musical bridge featuring the amazing guitar licks of Jay Graydon. --- This album is just another musical jewel that has come out of Sweden. Make sure to support these amazing artists by purchasing THE SECOND ONE and the debut, STATE COWS, if you haven't already. You can find it at the State Cows website or at CD Baby."

A few reviews from various sources of the STATE COWS 2 albums:

"This is my weekend, already into half of "State Cows" and it's what I expected and then some, a must have. They totally nailed the classic Westcoast sound but they have a unique style all their own. The new CD is even better then what I already knew would be great. Big thanks to Stefan, Daniel & Peter, you cats rock man...and I mean that." - (Brian Pearson - Inside MusiCast)

  • The album is brilliant cant stop playing it well done guys the review is spot on ! - Tony
  • "This is Westcoast music at its best. 10 / 10" - Westcoast / AOR Music
  • "Lysande! 4/5" - Allehanda
  • "STATE COWS är årets hittills största utropstecken, en starkt värmande och lysande sol i vårt höstlika försommarväder. 10 / 10" - Extended Mix
  • "I could go on forever about this splendid CD, since it is the album of the year so far. All you have to do now is go buy it. MAGNIFICENT! 4.5 / 5" - melodic.net
  • "Med många eleganta harmoniska vändningar, snygg stämsång och själfulla soloinsatser - gitarristerna Jay Graydon och Göran Turborn måste nämnas - blir den nedcabbade bilturen mycket njutbar." - SvD (Dan Backman)
  • "State Cows' innehåller precis allt det som definierar en riktigt bra och högkvalitativ westcoastplatta, med snygga och melodiösa låtstrukturer och mycket medryckande refränger. 10 / 10" - artrock.se
  • "I can see that in a few years that State Cows might become a closet classic among West Coast fans." - GloryDazeMusic
  • "State Cows is by far the best release in the Westcoast genre in recent years." - Fury Rocks
  • "The record outclasses everything that has come in the genre the latest years." - PlanetAOR
  • "For anyone who is seeking a contemporary Westcoast outfit then State Cows are an absolute must." - Rocktopia
  • More rave reviews noted on the State Cows Official Website and State Cows on Facebook.


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    June 2016

    Hi Jay, hope you are well. Here is the new issue of West Coast Music Magazine that I talked to you about, maybe two or three weeks back. Looking forward to doing the interview about Airplay with you soon. - Sincerest thanks & West Coast Wishes, Nick (Editor)

     


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    Peter Johansson - Inte Utan dig albumPETER JOHANSSON - Inte Utan Dig This CD is loaded with pretty ear candy in WEST COAST POP land. The lead vocals are smooth as silk, great harmony vocals, and great performances. - Jay

    Jay is doing a great guitar solo on the song "Säg som det är".

    A few reviews of the album:

  • Detta måste vara en av de absolut bästa plattorna som kommit ut under 2010! Fantastiskt bra, gillar det skarpt! Köpte plattan efter att ha lyssnat här. Så nöjd.
  • Vilket sväng, bra låtar, riktigt bra texter! Det här var verkligen en mycket positiv bekantskap!!! Måste bara köpa!!!
  • OJ,, har just provlyssnat på skivan och känner bara en sak: MåSTE KöPA DENNA PLATTA!!! /Lotta
  • Riktigt bra platta!!!!
  • Roligt att ni har rykande färsk musik, och Såå BRA! Köpte hela plattan. Fantastisk!

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    Grand Illusion 
Small PicGRAND ILLUSION is an incredible band along the lines of West Coast Pop! Top notch on all levels! A must for your CD collection! - Jay

    starMessage from the band - Preliminary Grammy Ballot
    Attention Grammy members and friends. Grand Illusion has made it to the preliminary Grammy Ballot in the USA, in 5 different categories. Please spread the word and if you are a member, please help us by voting for us.

    • Album Of The Year: Brand New World (nr. 267)
    • Song Of The Year: Forever With You (nr. 223)
    • Best Hard Rock Performance: 157th Breakdown (nr. 032)
    • Best Rock Song: All Out of Love (nr. 008)
    • Best Rock Album: Brand New World (nr. 100)
    Brand New World is the comeback album from the Swedish Melodic Rock band, Grand Illusion, out in May 2010 on AorHeaven and Marquee/Avalon. Guest artists: Tim Pierce, Gregg Bissonette, Mike Slamer, Danny Jacob, Roger Ljunggren and Kjell Klaesson.

    Grand Illusion website
    Grand Illusion on Facebook


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