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A Whisper Of Ruin

Jay Trainer embarks on his most honest and ambitious album to date

Trainer combines thick, prolific guitar riffs and stark lyricism, while drawing on the traditions of funk, rock, blues, and psychedelia to craft a modern classic. The singer/songwriter possesses a unique ability to effortlessly negotiate tone and volume, moving from a quiet, almost jazzy timbre to a booming thunder at any given moment. The effect calls to mind the masters of several genres of rock music.

To achieve this, Trainer pulls from his roots: blues revivalists, folksy protest songs, classic songwriters and classic rockers like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Allman Brothers Band. But the aspect that grabs both music lovers and critics is the additional elements ranging from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Ben Harper, Chris Whitley and Joe Bonamassa. His unique combination of genre-defying compositions and free-form jams have been causing a stir in the Bay Area scene.

Having shared the stage with national acts including North Mississippi All Stars, legendary guitarist Dickey Betts, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress (founding member of The Greyboy Allstars), Eric McFadden (former touring member of George Clinton’s P-Funk All Stars), Cowboy Mouth and Vinyl, Jay Trainer has created a new foothold in the West Coast music scene with a rare combination of infectious backbeats and guitar driven grooves.

The live show is what Trainer is known for. His performances are raw, personal and uninhibited. It is clear from this album, A Whisper of Ruin, that he has brought this same energy to the studio. Tracks like “The Southern Winds” and “Lovely In Black” capture the emotion and expression of his live performance. The tracks “Wide Open Eyes” and “Last December Dance” show Trainer’s ability to use the studio like an additional member of the band. A veteran of countless recording sessions, his “get it in the first take” approach has paid off and is bringing back a great sense of honesty to rock ‘n’ roll.

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A Whisper of Ruin
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1. The Southern Winds
2. Alibi
3. Lovely In Black
4. Wide Open Eyes
5. Last December Dance
6. While the World Burns Down
7. Crazy Horse
8. Better to Breathe
9. By Cover of a Great Lie
10. Everything We Never Said
11. Fractured (Acoustic)

Deluxe Download

Deluxe Download
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Get the full album + the bonus songs and B-sides.

Additional Tracks:
1. Children (Of the Sun) – Live in San Francisco
2. Voodoo Child – Live in San Francisco
3. Evermore
4. Better To Breathe – Acoustic

16x20 Signed Poster

16x20 Signed Poster
$20
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Get a poster featuring the stunning album artwork by San Francisco artist Shawn Cook.

T-shirt

T-shirt
$25
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Men’s and women’s styles available in all sizes.

Digital Download of All JTB Albums

Digital Download of All JTB Albums
$35
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Albums:
1. The Waking Hours
2. Of the Sun
3. A Whisper of Ruin

Additional Tracks:
1. Children (Of the Sun) – Live in San Francisco
2. Voodoo Child – Live in San Francisco
3. Evermore
4. Better To Breathe – Acoustic

Poster + Tshirt

Poster + Tshirt
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Get both the poster and a tshirt at a discounted price and save $5.00.

Deluxe Album Download + Poster + Tshirt

Deluxe Album Download + Poster + Tshirt
$50
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Get the full album, the bonus songs and B-sides at a discounted price and save $5.00.

Additional Tracks:
1. Children (Of the Sun) – Live in San Francisco
2. Voodoo Child – Live in San Francisco
3. Evermore
4. Better To Breathe – Acoustic

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$100
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Get a beautifully handwritten copy of the lyrics to the new album.

Acoustic Skype Concert

Acoustic Skype Concert
$500
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You will attend an acoustic performance via Skype and enjoy a remote viewing of the performance.

Signed Stratocaster Guitar

Signed Stratocaster Guitar
$650
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This is one of the Fender Stratocasters used to record the album. It has been through almost a decade of wear and tear from countless live shows and studio recordings. However, it sounds amazing and has been a go-to guitar and valued part of the collection.

Full Band Skype Concert

Full Band Skype Concert
$1,000
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You will attend a full band concert via Skype and enjoy a remote viewing of the performance.

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