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 →
Click the link and never miss us again when we come to town!
“I can’t believe I missed your show, I didn’t even know you were in town!” We hear it a lot, especially since Cari has been spending more time touring. Truth is, though we try to promote as best as our time and budget will allow, we just can’t guarantee we’ll get in front of all of the folks who want to be in the loop. Liking and following Cari on Facebook or Twitter is certainly a start. She also posts some killer shots from Brown County and beyond on Instagram (you can see some recent pics at the bottom of this page, in fact). But even then, if we don’t pay to boost or promote the post, you may not see it. Enter Bandsintown.
Here’s how it works: you install the app on your phone or visit the website. The app can scan your iTunes library for artists you like or you can manually dictate the artists you would like to track (like Cari Ray)! Then, when those artists announce shows in your area, you are notified…you can even control how and how often you get notifications! But probably the easiest way to get started is to click the button we’ve provided in this post and start tracking Cari Ray now! Thanks, and we hope to see you soon along the way!
Hear a live version of the song that got Cari’s CD, Swagger, accepted for play on Pandora! Played on Cari’s beautiful custom Fairbanks F-20 Gold Sparkle guitar.
Cari’s latest release is now live on Pandora Radio. That means you can create a “Cari Ray Radio” station and hear tracks from Swagger along with other great artists from Shawn Colvin to Bonnie Raitt to The Indigo Girls.
|10 Dec 2016||Nashville, IN Brown County Christmas Sing-Along/Brown County Inn||Brown County Christmas Sing-Along/Brown County Inn|
|16 Dec 2016||Nashville, IN Chateau Thomas Winery||Chateau Thomas Winery|
|06 Jan 2017||Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio||Radio Radio|
|14 Jan 2017||Bloomington, IN Monroe County History Center||Monroe County History Center|
|21 Jan 2017||Bargersville, IN Mallow Run Winery||Mallow Run Winery|
|28 Jan 2017||Noblesville, IN Logan Street Sanctuary||Logan Street Sanctuary|
|11 Feb 2017||Newport, KY Southgate House Revival||Southgate House Revival|
|25 Mar 2017||Bargersville, IN Mallow Run Winery||Mallow Run Winery|
“One of our very favorite singer/songwriters to ever come through Logan Street. Outstanding vocals, harmonies, musicianship and great songwriting. Clever and relatable lyrics and storytelling.” -John Gilmore, Logan Street Sanctuary
Cari Ray is a songwriter and storyteller who’s style will make you think you’ve landed in the early 20th Century. Her tales will quickly wrap you in a web of triumph and tragedy, will make your hips shake on minute, and your heart break the next while running the gamut of traditional American music… a helping of blues, a little folk, a rasher of ragtime, and a slight flavor of old-time country. Her live show delivers it all handily, with quick wit, infectious groove, tasty guitar work, and a huge voice.
One spin of Cari Ray’s “SWAGGER,” produced by Country Blues legend-in-the-making, Reverend Peyton (of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band), will explain what all the fuss is about. With her 3rd release, the blues roots that seeped through on past recordings are front and center like never before. Here’s what Rev. had to say about working with Ray. “Cari Ray’s songwriting is clever and catchy. Her voice is huge, seriously huge. I had such a great time producing her record, Swagger. Her talent shines bright.”
Cari continues to draw accolades for songwriting, most recently with her track “It’s About Me” winning the blues songwriting competition at the 2015 Smoky Mountains 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.