Featured artist: RAY BONNEVILLE
On July Sun, Ray Bonneville weaves an enchanting, infectious spell.
Sounding like Bob Dylan by way of Daniel Lanois and with guitar work drawing on African influences via the Caribbean, he creates a rich and unique blues-based musical tapestry.
his latest album, entitled Roll It Down, he adds more exotic
ingredients to his self-described "gumbo of American roots stylings".
Bonneville, like so few of his peers in the blues world, is willing
and able to perpetually expand his already impressive sonic arsenal.
Armed only with guitar, harmonica, voice and imagination, he is
an artist who never tires of exploring the infinite potential
of roots music.
"Trimming down and taking away leaves room for the silence between the sounds," says Bonneville. "It allows listeners to put their own lives into the song. There can be more to a song than lyrics and notes... dust, heat, wind."
to Ray Bonneville's
SIX DEGREES OF
and written by Emanuel Pordes
a curiosity that begins in the delta and extends to the stratosphere,
Emanuel Pordes is a blues lover for whom the addiction to 12 bar
has no downside. Where there's good blues to be had, whether it
be old, lost, neglected, co-opted, or buried under the charts,
that is where he likes to be. He
produced Six Degrees of Blues at WGRE 91.5