Americana Blues powerhouse Cari Ray, touring in support of Swagger, her recent release produced by Reverend Peyton, is making a stop at the Red Light Cafe. She will be joined by local favorites, Dave Franklin & Russ Still.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
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Cari Ray’s eclectic Americana blend offers a little something for everyone. A hint of blues, a little folk-rock, and a slight flavor of old-time country. And her live show delivers it all handily, with quick wit, infectious groove, and a warm, inviting voice. With a unique blend of heart and grit, this con-summate entertainer is winning over audiences of all ages.
One spin of Cari Ray’s “SWAGGER,” produced by Country Blues legend-in-the-making, Reverend Peyton (of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band), will explain what all the fuss is about. With her 3rd release, the blues roots that seeped through on past recordings are front and center like never before. Here’s what Rev. had to say about working with Ray. “Cari Ray’s songwriting is clever and catchy. Her voice is huge, seriously huge. I had such a great time producing her record, Swagger. Her talent shines bright.”
Cari continues to draw accolades for songwriting, most recently with her track “It’s About Me” winning the blues songwriting competition at the 2015 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. Solo or with her band, playing for 20 or 2000, Cari finds a way to strike a perfect balance between energy and intimacy.
In an industry that currently thrives on auto-tune, drum machines and pop templates, Russ Still brings some light and authenticity to the radio waves meshing country, country rock and and classic rock. According to Tony Copley, CEO of LEDGE 7 Entertainment, “Russ Still’s music is like a well-crafted bridge for the listener to cross back and forth freely between country and classic rock. If you want to stop in the middle to fish... his music has provided all of the hooks you will need.”
Dave Franklin is a renowned singer-songwriter from the Atlanta music scene, and former member of the legendary Atlanta alternative rock band, hollyfaith. Franklin has also toured and recorded with drivin' n' cryin', Kristen Hall, Billy Pilgrim, and opened for Johnny & June Carter Cash, Sinead O'Connor, and Jewel.