Ray Montford CD Release
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Ray Montford’s melodic original tunes are fuelled by a wild and raw beauty, inspiring haunting sonic canvasses that are equally rich in imagery, as they are powerful. Whether playing finger style open-tuning acoustic or his strat-infused buttery tone and sense of economy, Ray is a soulful player who lets his instrument sing, wringing emotion from every note and with a textured sound all his own.
Ray's new album, Share My Sky, is his first studio album in six years and is the instrumental composer’s most personal and emotional record, to date. Covering themes such as loss, grief, trauma, compassion, forgiveness and love, the sonic range and compositional depth is both expansive and evocative. This time, he paired up with singer/songwriter Lynn Moffatt and co-wrote Deliver Me, a song that embodies the universal feelings of loneliness and belonging, while specifically shining light on refugees who strive to land in a safe place - a topical theme, given the US government’s recent dogma on separating families at the border. Another evolution is the addition of female singers to the mix, which beautifully adds further dimension and poignancy to the tracks. These include, Alive, Let Your River Flow and the title track Share My Sky.
You can be among the first to catch his new album LIVE at Hugh's Room Live on November 1, 2018.