A sample of Sugar Ray's music from the new CD EVENING

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”
John Taylor,

“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.”
David McGee,
The Bluegrass Special

“This Roomful of Blues alumnus sounds more like a Mississippi expatriate living on Chicago’s South Side.”
William Ruhlmann,
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.”
Fan Letter


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


Saturday, Feb 15
Amazing Things Art Center
Framingham, MA

Friday, Feb 21
Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival
Lancaster, PA

Saturday, Feb 22
Rosedale American Legion Hall
Baltimore, Md.

MARCH 2014

Saturday, March 1
Woonsocket, RI

Sunday, March 9
Cadys Tavern
Chepatchet, RI
Sugar Ray featured artist with Rick Harrington's Blues Jam

Thursday, March 13
Hasselt, Belgium

Friday, March 14
Le Bikini
Tolouse, France

Thursday, March 20
CC De Steiger
Menen, Belgium

Friday, March 21
Avern Blues- Clermont
Ferrand, France

Saturday, March 22
Bluesnight-Talant, France

Sunday, March 23
Muhle Hunziken-Bern

Wednesday, March 26
Tobakken, Denmark

Thursday, March 27
Horsens, Denmark

Friday, March 28
Copenhagen, Denmark

Saturday, March 29
Crossroads Bluesforeningen
Vejele, Denmark

Sunday, March 30
De Goude Leeun
Dongon, Netherlands


Wednesday, April 2
Lengerich, Germany

Friday April 4
CC De Palethe
Overpelt, Belgium

Saturday, April 5
Bluesphere Club
Liege, Belgium

Friday, April 11
New London, CT

Friday, April 18
Johnny D's
Sommerville, MA (7:30 show)

Wednesday, April 30
Alter Schlachthof
Soest, Germany


Friday, May 3
Moulin Blues Festival
Ospel, Holland

Saturday, May 10
Blind Willie McTell Festival
Thompson, Georgia

Special Show !
Tuesday, May 13
The Met
Pawtucket, RI
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones performing
with Multi- Platinum selling artist Sandi Thom.
Show will be filmed for
Rhode Island PBS series "Meet Me At The Met"

Saturday, May 17
Lexington-Battle Green BBQ Festival
Hastings Park
Lexington, MA

Sunday, May 18
Cadys Tavern
Chepatchet, RI
Sugar Ray special guest with Rick Harrington's Blues Jam

Saturday, May 24
The Knickerbocker Cafe
Westerly, RI

Sunday, May 25
The Narragansett Cafe
Jamestown, RI 4PM


Saturday, June 14
Private Event
New Jersey

Friday, June 27
Amazing Things Arts Center
Framingham, MA

Saturday, June 28
Mystic Blues Festival
Mystic Shipyard
Mystic, CT 4PM


Monday, July 7
Blue Monday Concert Series
Mystic, CT 6PM

Sunday, July 13
Waterfront Festival
Toronto, Canada

Tuesday, July 15
BB's Jazz Blues $ Soups
St Louis, MO

Wednesday, July 16
Pearson Lakes Art Center
Okoboji, Iowa

Wednesday, July 30
Blues On The Beach
Westerly, RI 6 PM


Friday, Saturday August 1, 2
Sugar Ray and Mike Welch with The Mannish Boys
Calgary, Canada

Aug 13 - 18
Sugar Ray, Mike Welch and Anthony Geraci
with The Mannish Boys

Sunday, August 24
Marshfield Fair
Marshfield, MA
Backing up Sugaray Rayford


Oct 3 - 12 Tentative European tour

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

by calling Sugar Ray at 401-539-2517

or emailing sugarharp@cox.net


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
and individually.
What can one say about Sugar Ray's?
(They're tremendous)
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."