Preorder Bad & Better Angels Now! Out April 27

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!


Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs

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.

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New Record Underway!

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!

Boomerang Baby: My Prodigal Guitar

Collings 01 as she was upon return: dirty, cracked top, lifting bridge.

Collings 01 as she was upon return: dirty, cracked top, lifting bridge.

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 →

Never Miss Another Cari Ray Show!

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!

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“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.


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