Tantramarsh Blues Society

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Dedicated to bringing world-class blues performances in an intimate setting to Sackville and its environs

TBS Presents Ray Bonneville, Saturday Nov. 19th at Ducky's (Sackville)

TBS Presents

RAY BONNEVILLE SOLO (Montreal and Texas)

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 8 PM, DUCKY'S

Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door

Special Student price (at the door only, ID required): $10

Ray was the first artist TBS ever presented over 15 years ago, and we are very pleased to have him back. Every now and then, you run across someone with a library’s worth of stories to tell. But unlike the raconteurs who regale friends with well-embellished versions of their exploits, these storytellers have lived so much, they reveal chapters of their hard-won wisdom slowly, carefully, like layers peeled from an onion.

Ray Bonneville didn’t even open his storybook until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling.

On his fourth Red House Records album, Easy Gone, Bonneville delivers 10 reasons why patience pays off. In each, his guitarwork shimmers like stars emerging at dusk. His voice carries the rich, natural timbre of time, though underneath that pearl-like smoothness, one hears its gritty core. His harmonica rhythms add even more texture to his sound.

Produced by Bonneville and Justin Douglas, Easy Gone wears the faded denim of a man who knew when he “said I do to a highway,” as he sings in “Who Do Call the Shots,” that it wasn’t going to be an easy marriage. But he also knew divorce was not an option, and affirms his vows in soulful lyrics that balance thoughtful observation, impassioned emotion and the restless soul of a wanderer.

For more on Ray, please visit his website here. Please note that since this is an intimate show at Ducky's, tickets are limited and will be available two weeks prior to the show.