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,
Blindedbysound


“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

 

MY 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!
Order it right here
on line with Pay Pal.
  


Dear Webmaster,
We recently uploaded a photo gallery from Rays performance in Riga, Latvia.
Here is the link:
http://www.bluesclub.lv/eng/history/2006/
Congratulations on launching Rays website!!!!..we will ad the link to it.
 
Sincerely
Normunds Kalnins,
IK & NKN Webdevelopers


Neil Gouvin


Mike Welch and Sugar Ray

 



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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

MAY

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, May 31, 2014
David Maxwell's Maximum Blues
w/ guests Sugar Ray Norcia & Monster Mike Welch
Chase Garrett opens, at Regattabar --

JUNE

Saturday, June 14
Private Event
New Jersey

Saturday, June 21
Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest
Powderhouse Park
Somerville, MA (5:45 PM)

Friday, June 27
Amazing Things Arts Center
Framingham, MA

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

JULY

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

Friday July 11
Peters Players
Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada

Saturday, July 12
Ottawa Blues Festival
Ottawa, Canada

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

Thursday, July 17
Summer Blues in Central Park
Decatur, Il

Friday, July 18
Buddy Guy’s Legends
Chicago, Il

Saturday, July 19
Thunderbird Café
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday , July 26
Save The Harbor Boston Boat Cruise
Boston, MA

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

AUGUST

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

Saturday, August 9
Gloucester Blues Festival
Fort Stage Park
Gloucester, MA

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

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

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 6
Chan's
Woonsocket, RI

Saturday, Sept 20
South Shore Conservatory
Hingham, MA (7 PM)

Sunday, September 28
The Narragansett Café
Jamestown, RI

OCTOBER 2014

Oct 3 - 12 Tentative European tour

Friday, October 24
Johnny D’s
Somerville, MA


 
Tour dates can also be found on...
myspace.com/sugarrayandthebluetones
and in The Blues Audience newsletter.


 
You can book Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
and
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."