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Godspeed, MINA <3

A couple of weeks ago, Mina, our intrepid little road dog, slipped the surly bonds of earth. Her sweet, scrappy little soul brought love, connection and joy for well over 17 years. These past days have been smattered with bouts ranging from the sort of tears that catch you off guard to full on “ugly crying.” But even in the midst of tears, our hearts can’t help but swell with love an gratitude for the gift of her bright presence for so many years. Godspeed to our favorite little polar bear (garbage gut), honey badger (didn’t give a shit), Mina Puppy!

Keep reading for Cari’s tribute to her long-time companion and BONUS dog…

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Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs Named to SWRFA Baker’s Dozen by

photo: Edge Ferranti,

“These young ladies joined SWRFA for the first time this year bringing a bluesy, country feel rooted in southern folk music, all with percussion. At times I thought I caught bits of influence from Michelle Shocked and the Indigo Girls. They even brought a bit of yodeling.” Click here for more:

Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Austin, Texas – Review

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28 Feb 20 Indianapolis, IN Square Cat Vinyl w/ Chris Wolf Square Cat Vinyl w/ Chris Wolf
29 Feb 20 Columbus, OH Americana - Folk Concert Series - Mennonite Church Americana - Folk Concert Series - Mennonite Church
16 May 20 Lewistown, IL Hickory Ridge Concerts - Dickson Mounds Museum Hickory Ridge Concerts - Dickson Mounds Museum
30 May 20 Bloomington, IN Oliver Winery Oliver Winery
08 Jun 20 Rochester, MN Harmony For Mayo - Rochester Peace Plaza Harmony For Mayo - Rochester Peace Plaza
19 Jun 20 Bargersville, IN Summer Concert Series Summer Concert Series
20 Jun 20 Danville, IN Keys, Strings & Other Things Concerts Keys, Strings & Other Things Concerts
09 Jul 20 Hudson, MI Celebrate Hudson Concert Series Celebrate Hudson Concert Series
16 Jul 20 Beaver Island, Michigan Beaver Island Music Festival Beaver Island Music Festival
01 Aug 20 Baltimore, MD Bayside Blues Festival Bayside Blues Festival
08 Aug 20 Bethlehem, PA TBA TBA
20 Aug 20 Shirley, MA TBA TBA


“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
“The result is a wonderful combination of skillfully written songs that are bare, yet full-sounding.” – Blues 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.


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