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


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”




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

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


Saturday, September 6
Woonsocket, RI

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

Saturday, Sept 27
The Knickerbocker Cafe
Westerly, RI

Sunday, September 28
The Narragansett Café
Jamestown, RI


Oct 3 - 12 Tentative European tour

Friday, October 24
Johnny D’s
Somerville, MA


Saturday, November 1
The Flying Monkey Performance Center
(Double bill with Tommy Castro)
Plymouth, NH


Thursday, December 4
Skullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA

Tour dates can also be found on...
and in The Blues Audience newsletter.

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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, 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."