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 HoustonMusicReview.com

photo: Edge Ferranti, HoustonMusicReview.com

“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

Blues Magazine (Netherlands) Reviews B&BA

By Fons Delemarre of BLUES MAGAZINE
Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs have made a new album: ‘Bad & Better Angels’. Looking for info about the unknown Cari Ray I found comparisons with musicians like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, The White Stripes, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and George Jones.

Listening to her new album, I have to conclude that – however improbable it sounds at such a list – those references are correct. In her music you can hear acoustic blues, folk, ragtime and ‘old-time country’ sounding well together. Continue reading →