Nashville based songwriter Jeremy Ivey released his debut album last week ‘The Dream and The Dreamer’ via ANTI-Records. Produced by singer/songwriter wife Margo Price who also appears as background vocals on multiple of the tracks, the album was recorded in the couple’s home studio. Ivey’s new album picks on the irony of life, age and the state of the political world today while saluting his songwriting heroes. The 9 track album opens up with ‘Diamonds Back To Coal’ that sets off with a guitar riff while questioning the state of humanity today “I wrote ‘Diamonds Back To Coal’ during a very frustrating week in America,” Ivey said. “It was the week that the Vegas shootings and the alt-right march happened. The slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ is an influence on the chorus. ‘‘Falling Man’ and ‘Worry Doll’ showcases a psychedelic touch in a conversational tone of a disappearing man in a crowd. While, ‘Story of A Fish’ brings Ivey in most yet intimate storytelling of his past, “I’m adopted, and I think that I always related with the story of salmon and how they’re born,” he mentions. “The idea of being born far from your home, you know? You were born here, but you gotta get elsewhere. That's the way I always felt. I always felt that I was born in the wrong place to the wrong people at the wrong time.” ‘Laughing Willy’ accumulates Ivey’s ironic storytelling in s painting of dark poetic scenes. As ‘Greyhound’ speaks about a drifter’s line, ‘Gina The Tramp’ a haunting tune of a fast moving environment. ‘Ahead and Behind’ opens up with a harmonica and a mellow guitar while Ivey narrates his tales of everyday encounters. The album concludes with the title track ‘The Dream And The Dreamer’ an every day yearning and journeying tune as it flares influence from The Beatles to Neil Young’s soft-spoken words and melodies.