Jan Gillies | Poultry in Motion

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Poultry in Motion

by Jan Gillies

A rollicking musical look at life with chickens, turkeys, and such - with some great poultry adventures and life-lessons thrown in!
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chickens in Paradise (feat. Mary Shapiro, Neil Gillies & Jesse Gant)
3:18 $0.99
2. Fishin' for Chickens (feat. Jesse Gant & Jeff Wolf)
3:09 $0.99
3. Blondie the Bombshell Chicken (feat. Jesse Gant & Jeff Wolf)
3:02 $0.99
4. Ghost Chickens in the Sky (feat. Jesse Gant)
2:21 $0.99
5. Gloria the Canadian Goose (feat. Michael J. Ronstadt)
4:18 $0.99
6. Chicken's Joy (feat. Neil Gillies, Jesse Gant & Jeff Wolf)
3:26 $0.99
7. Mike the Headless Chicken (feat. Mary Shapiro & Michael J. Ronstadt)
2:53 $0.99
8. Rambo Tom (feat. Jesse Gant)
2:43 $0.99
9. Ode to an Egg (feat. Michael J. Ronstadt & Jesse Gant)
3:08 $0.99
10. Rambo Tom, Pt. 2 (feat. Jesse Gant)
2:20 $0.99
11. Rambolina (feat. Jesse Gant)
2:50 $0.99
12. Red Rooster in the Mash Pile (feat. Neil Gillies, Jesse Gant & Jeff Wolf)
2:11 $0.99
13. Wrinkles (feat. Jesse Gant & Mary Shapiro)
2:59 $0.99
14. Turkey in the Straw Revisited (feat. Mary Shapiro, Neil Gillies, Jesse Gant & Jeff Wolf)
2:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
Having lived an extremely unusual life for a kid from northern Indiana, Jan uses her singer/songwriting skills to tell stories of her adventures over decades of working as a sailor, scientist, environmentalist, professional SCUBA diver, Hospice director, EMT, teacher, and other professions too numerous to mention. Since first picking up a guitar at the age of 14 during the upheavals of the Vietnam War, she has used music to laugh, cry, scream & whisper about all the wonderful and horrible things life has thrown at her. Developing her initial Travis-picking style in coffeehouses from the Chicago area & Kangaroo Island, Australia to Miami, Florida, she has played in swamps, on shipboard, music festivals, and a wide range of usual and unusual venues. She has won awards in ZETA 4 Miami radio station’s “Search for Sound” competition for new songwriters and the Mid-Atlantic Songwriter's Contest.

With her husband, Neil, on hammered dulcimer, the Gillies’ present a unique blend of contemporary and traditional influences in their music. Having been a teacher for over 10 years, this is still a major part of Jan's music – to teach, and share her love of music & the natural world. "Poultry in Motion" is her 7th CD, and the most ambitious one yet in terms of collaborative effort - and the most fun!!! (in her humble opinion!)

Jan's songs tend to be very unique, going well past the usual “Done Me Wrong” songs, dealing instead with such diverse subjects (besides poultry) as singing lizards, squid encounters, swamps, war & environmental issues, as well as the agonies of human relationships – often with odd & unexpected humorous twists. Her original songs have been described by listeners as “delightful, moving & exceptional,” bringing audiences to both tears & laughter, while often slipping in attitude-altering perspectives that go home with the listener. Give a listen, & get a smile!



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Helen Herlocker

I'm ordering this again
This is so fresh and fun. I gave it as a gift to friends who are musicians themselves....and they raise chickens. They called me to say how much they love it. Now I'm ordering it for another gift. Janet is a wonderful, whimsical singer and writer. The lyrics are great.