Col Ray Price
Col Ray Price is a student of the blues. That fertile Mississippi water is running through his veins, a man who is more interested in that compelling roots sound of Robert Johnson and Leadbelly rather than Brittany Spears. The sound that gave birth to Rock'n'Roll and Country and he's authentic! Slide guitars and a raspy voice that Howlin' Wolf would be proud of. A timber worker by day and a bluesman by night. In the words of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, "he's just a white boy lost in the blues". This is the real deal, not repackaged for mass consumption. Blues as they were played by the children of the slaves! Col Ray Price plays a hard driving infectious rhythm and sings in the style of the old time blues shouters and hollers of the American south lands that gave birth to the likes of Big Joe Turner and Son House and latter to the likes of R.L. Burnside and Robert Belfour. From "House Rock'n Blues" to "Mississippi Hill Country Blues" it's pure roots music in what is now labeled as the "Fat Possum" (Mississippi) sound. "...the next step in my quest for the single root factor in music. How stripped back can a song become so that only it's soul is left? A journey back to the essence of rhythm and blues..." Col Ray Price.