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Kinda Sets The Tone

by Ray Harris

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Recorded, mixed & mastered by Stephen K. Donnelly at TenVolt Audio - Ottawa, Canada

The tone was kindly set by:
RH - vox & all acoustic guitars; Stephen K. Donnelly - electric and baritone guitars (except 2, 11), electric bass on 2, 11, upright bass on 1, 5, harmonica on 4, tambourine, vox; Jason Anderson - mandolin, vox; Brent Fraser Weatherall - electric bass on 3, upright bass on 6, 7, 8, 10, 13; Jamie Guitar - upright bass on 4, 9, 12; Mary Gellner - drums; Anastasios Basiliadis - drums on 3, 5, 12;

Dan Artuso - pedal steel on 3, 5, 12; Ryan Barwin - Weissenborn on 4, lap steel on 7, pedal steel on 6, 13; Stuart Rutherford - fiddle, dobro on 8; Tom Pechloff - piano and organ; Zeek Gross - saxophones; Gary Schertzer - harmonica (except 4); Murray Kinsley - electric guitar on 2, 11, baritone on 11; Shannon Rose - duet vox on 4; KJ Thomas - vox on 8; Alanna George - vox on 6, 11; Matt Gower - banjo; Marie-Josee Houle - accordion; Dave Copcutt - posthumous cameo vox on 9

Photography: Michelle Parry Harris. Design: TenVolt


released May 6, 2016

Greatest thanks/awkward hugs/kisses/eternal gratitude to all who contributed to this album - truly humbled to call y’all my friends - especially Stephen K. Donnelly who I sometimes call upon to sweat blood! Sincere thanks to Trish Bolechowsky of RedLeaf Music, CKCU, RBC Bluesfest, The Black Sheep Inn, Kaffe 1870, The Dakota, Irene’s, The Rainbow, Barnstorm, tic, Compact Music, The Record Centre, Lefty McRighty, R.W. Haller, John Cormier, Ron Vader, Ian Cook, Jeb Bond, Shawn Brown, Big Tobacco, GPI, Diane & JC, BSOBs past & present. Love & thanks to my family, especially my girls - Holly, Angela & Forrest. Extra special thanks to Michelle for the continued love, support, and good taste! Can’t forget our “grumble” - Annabelle, Lt. Dan & Memphis Minnie! Special hats off to two recently departed heroes - Steve Young & Merle Haggard.

Contact: www.rayharrismusic.com + www.facebook.com/RAY-HARRIS


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Ray Harris Ottawa, Ontario

A veteran of the Ottawa music scene, Ray Harris is a prolific and likeable singer/songwriter/storyteller who describes his music as “Ameri-Canadiana” - his songs have been described as finely crafted, drawing comparison to master songsmiths. He wears his influences on his sleeve - incorporating elements of honkytonk country, rockabilly, folk and roots rock into a distinctly identifiable sound. ... more

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