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February 14, 2008

“Blues Poet” Ray Bonneville Releases 6th CD

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cindy mcleod

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CD Release
Ray Bonneville
Goin’ By Feel

Album Features Pared-Down Sound

Juno award-winning blues guitarist and harmonica player Ray Bonneville has released his sixth CD Goin’ by Feel on Red House Records.

Recorded in Montreal and Austin, Texas, the album was co-produced by Bonneville along with Gurf Morlix (Mary Gauthier, Lucinda Williams) and Rob Heaney (Cirque du Soleil, Kate & Anna McGarrigle). Frequently performing live as a solo artist, Goin’ by Feel features stripped down versions of Bonneville’s songwriting. Known as a “blues poet,” Goin’ By Feel showcases Bonneville’s unique percussive guitar style, weathered voice and soulful rack harmonica, along with an added percussive dimension through bringing his foot down on a piece of plywood Stompin’ Tom Connor’s style . Co-producer Gurf Morlix plays bass on most of the tunes.

Canadian born, Ray moved to Boston as a teen in the 60’s and holds dual citizenships, allowing him to live between Austin, Texas and Montreal. His country blues style was shaped by the time he spent in New Orleans during the 80’s, where the artist says his music was ” dipped in blues Americana.” He also spent time in a number of US locales including Colorado and Alaska, as well as Paris, France.

Bonneville has toured around the world, sharing the bill with such luminaries as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, J.J. Cale and Robert Cray. Previous releases include Roll It Down (Stony Plain/Warner – 2003), Rough Luck ((Prime CD – 2000), the Juno Award-winning Gust of Wind (Stony Plain – 1999), Solid Ground (Audiogram – 1997) and On the Main (1993).

for more info visit www.raybonneville.com

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