“Ray Bonneville creates an instant narrative as if the stories are unfolding before your eyes as he sings in a nicotine tone. The groove is laid back, contributing to the sinister elements in his songs that scratch and claw at the casket’s lid. Musically, it’s more than the blues, somewhere between roots and lyrical oblivion. It’ll get to you. Trust me, you’ll hang on to every word as Bonneville resurrects ghosts, like Tom Waits without the carnival.” – Frank De Blase / City Newspaper (Rochester, NY)
“Like gunpowder and opium.” – Ray Wylie Hubbard
This visit will include Richie Hawkins accompanying Ray on keyboards, accordion and vocals. His notes swirl, dart and dance adding an ethereal dimension to Ray’s bass-and-scratch groove.