Ray Prim

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Singer-songwriter and band leader Ray Prim joins us this week, talking about his music career and his latest album, To Whom It May Concern (2017).

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Ray Prim is a “Singer-Soulwriter” based in Austin, and a 2016 Black Fret grant recipient.  He moved to Austin from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1992 and was formerly a member of the rock band 7 Stones. Ray Prim has recorded six albums, including Ray Prim Live At Strange Brew Lounge Side (Goose Creek), in 2016; and five,  in 2012.

His latest 2017 album, To Whom It May Concern includes elements of soul, rock, R&B, folk, jazz and more. Imagine Ben Harper and Ray Lamontagne heading over to Abbey Road in a Cadillac convertible to pick up John Lennon and Paul McCartney so they can catch the tail end of the Reverend Al Green’s sermon…. His music takes you back to the days when songs were inspiring, meaningful, and thought-provoking. His tunes are melody-based short stories that anyone can relate to and identify with. It only takes one of his many songs to be instantly hooked. Five words sums it up: Ear Candy for the Soul.

Ray Prim’s band includes April Stephens (violin), John Ray (percussion), Michael Stevens (bass), Kreole Randolph (violin), Mike Robledo, aka Mexican Chocolate (vocals) and Marianna Tanguy (piano).

For more information, please see RayPrim.com. You can keep up with Ray Prim on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.