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”
“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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in Riga, Latvia.
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2012 Schedule of dates
Friday, Nov 1
The Knickerbocker Cafe
Westerly, RI (8PM)
Saturday, Nov 9
Little Walter tribute with Mark Hummel
Sunday, Nov 24
The Narragansett Cafe
Jamestown, RI (4-7PM)
Saturday, Dec 7
Chan's, Woonsocket, RI
Christmas Holiday Gig 8PM
Friday, Dec 13
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Sugar Ray Norcia and Monster Mike Welch Duo
(Opening for Luther "Guitar Jr. Johnson)
Friday, Dec 20
Tuesday, Dec 31 (New Years Eve)
Haddads Ocean Cafe
(Sugar Ray and the Bluetones Big Band)
January 19 - 29
Legendary Blues Cruise
Fort Laurderdale, FL
Sat Feb 15
Amazing Things Art Center
Friday, Feb 21
Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival
March 13 - April 7
European Tour (Cities and venues TBA)
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."