Hi ya’ll! We are happy to announce that our much-anticipated new project will release on April 27. Make sure to check out the new Shaky Shop. All preorders will be autographed, and we’ve also put together some cool preorder packages so you’ll have all the swag…music, shirts, koozies, guitar picks and more! Preorders will ship out Monday, April 23 to arrive on or before the official release date!
Musical partnerships come in many forms and achieve different levels of success. You work with other musicians, and the whole you create from your individual parts feels like it moves the material along in a way you couldn’t on your own. But once in a while, there’s a pairing that rises to achieve something special, almost magical.
Right before Christmas, we headed into the studio to begin work on my 4th studio album. Here’s a sneak peek…stay tuned for more updates and important dates!
I like stories. Like hearing them. Like telling them. Like making them up. But it’s better yet when a good story actually happens to you. As I left home on a sunny Wednesday morning a few weeks ago, I had no idea the story that was in store for me that day. Continue reading →
|27 Apr 2018||Indianapolis, IN Square Cat Vinyl - CD Release Show||Square Cat Vinyl - CD Release Show|
|05 May 2018||Nashville, IN Chateau Thomas Winery - CD Release Show||Chateau Thomas Winery - CD Release Show|
|09 May 2018||Indianapolis, IN Virginia Avenue Music Fest - Chilly Water Set||Virginia Avenue Music Fest - Chilly Water Set|
|12 May 2018||Indianapolis, IN Virginia Avenue Music Festival - La Margarita Set||Virginia Avenue Music Festival - La Margarita Set|
|15 May 2018||Bloomington, IN Bloomington Songwriters Showcase - Bear's Place||Bloomington Songwriters Showcase - Bear's Place|
|26 May 2018||Kerrville, TX New Folk - Kerrville Folk Festival||New Folk - Kerrville Folk Festival|
|08 Jun 2018||Madison, IN River Roots Music + Arts Festival||River Roots Music + Arts Festival|
|15 Jun 2018||Nashville, IN "For a Song" at Chateau Thomas Winery||"For a Song" at Chateau Thomas Winery|
|22 Jun 2018||Warsaw, IN Central Park Concert Series||Central Park Concert Series|
|07 Jul 2018||Middleton, WI National Women's Music Festival||National Women's Music Festival|
|13 Jul 2018||Bargersville, IN Summer Concert Series||Summer Concert Series|
|19 Jul 2018||Hudson, MI Celebrate Hudson Concert Series||Celebrate Hudson Concert Series|
|21 Jul 2018||Metamora, IN The Cat and the Fiddle Event Center at the Blacksmith Shop||The Cat and the Fiddle Event Center at the Blacksmith Shop|
|27 Jul 2018||Nashville Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Kickoff Party- Brown County Inn||Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Kickoff Party- Brown County Inn|
|29 Jul 2018||Bloomington, IN Bryan Park Summer Concert Series||Bryan Park Summer Concert Series|
“Strong singers figure out how to play a few chords to get by. Great fret-masters eke out a tepid set of vocals for the same reason. Then we sit down and watch someone [like Cari Ray] who can nail them both.” – Donovan Wheeler, National Road Magazine
Cari Ray is a storyteller who who tells her tales through song; songs that manifest themselves in one’s mind in a way that transports you to somewhere in the early 20th Century.
Her influences as a writer and performer are front and center in her original material, spanning a wide range of early american music… a helping of acoustic blues, a little folk, a rasher of ragtime, and a slight flavor of old-time country. Her live show serves it up handily with quick wit, tasty fingerstyle guitar, and a huge, evocative voice.
She continues to draw accolades for songwriting, most recently with her track “It’s About Me” winning the blues songwriting competition at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival and selection to the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival. Solo or with her band, playing for 20 or 2000, Cari finds a way to strike a perfect balance between energy and intimacy. With a unique blend of heart and grit, this powerhouse entertainer just doesn’t miss.