New quotes about Sugar Ray's new CD
EVENING on Severn Records
“Sugar Ray has a fine lyrical sense, avoiding typical blues clichés with songs that exhibit both wit and wisdom”
“You want to give Sugar all due credit for his stellar harp work, because he’s one of the instruments’ finest contemporary practitioners – his thick lyrical tone is as much a trademark as his economical phrasing and the quick kick it provides a tune.”
The Bluegrass Special
“This Roomful of Blues alumnus sounds more like a Mississippi expatriate living on Chicago’s South Side.”
All Music Guide
“I received your CD yesterday. I’m listening to it for the third time as I’m writing this. One thing comes to mind to describe what I think about it…what’s not to like! Different atmospheres, emotions, drive, feel, guts ,beautiful sound! And as usual, class and elegance in your vocal and harp playing!!!....these words come straight from the heart.”
LIFE MY FRIENDS MY MUSIC.
Is recorded with The Bluetones (Mudcat Ward, Neil Gouvin,
Anthony Geraci) and special guests...Duke Robillard, Monster Mike
Welch, Greg Piccolo, Doug James, Carl Querfurth and Bob Enos!
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Schedule of dates
Sugar Ray recently won TWO
2014 Blues Music Awards:
“Album of the Year and
Traditional Blues Album of the Year”
for his work on the CD
“Remembering Little Walter”
TOUR SCHEDULE 2014
Friday, Saturday August 1, 2
Sugar Ray and Mike Welch with The Mannish Boys
Saturday, August 9
Gloucester Blues Festival
Fort Stage Park
Aug 13 - 18
Sugar Ray, Mike Welch and Anthony Geraci
with The Mannish Boys
Sunday, August 24
Backing up Sugaray Rayford
Saturday, September 6
Saturday, Sept 20
South Shore Conservatory
Hingham, MA (7 PM)
Saturday, Sept 27
The Knickerbocker Cafe
Sunday, September 28
The Narragansett Café
Oct 3 - 12 Tentative European tour
Friday, October 24
Saturday, November 1
The Flying Monkey Performance Center
(Double bill with Tommy Castro)
Thursday, December 4
Skullers Jazz Club
Tour dates can also be found on...
and in The Blues Audience newsletter.
You can book Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
The Sugar Ray Norcia Big Band
calling Sugar Ray at 401-539-2517
Sugar Ray Norcia — photo by Joe Rosen
" I have seen these guys countless
times, spoken with them, taken pictures of and with them, reviewed Sugar Ray on Amazon.com, etc. -
and have all of their CD's, as a group
What can one say about Sugar Ray's?
I have seen just about everyone in the blues - there are many as good, no doubt - few much better, particularly that Mike is now the regular guitarist. The last time I spoke with Sugar Ray and Mike I commented
about how they seem to know each others' moves, notes, etc. Mike knows how to follow Ray - it is uncanny to watch.
And Ray said exactly that - Mike concurred.
They are a joy and we are privileged
to get to see them so frequently
here in the Northeast...I never miss them."