Ray Bonneville with Randy Weeks
Bonneville is a distinctive artist, a man who cooks up a deep groove soup, stirring his own unique percussive electric guitar style, his weathered voice, and soulful rack harmonica lines into songs that can be believed. He uses his index finger and thumb, sometimes a slide, and a Fender tube amp. He also brings his foot down on an amplified piece of plywood on the floor. The result is a powerful and visceral sound, with an almost primitive quality to it and a lot of forward momentum
The Los Angeles Times names Weeks Artist to Watch in 2009, saying he puts together a batch of consistently evocative, witty lyrics that he sings in a distinctively wry Lou Reed-meets-Willie Nelson voice. His country roots are strong enough that hes cranked out the instant honky-tonk classic The One Who Wore My Ring, yet, like Peter Case, he also obviously knows his Lennon-McCartney songbook well enough to come up with the pure-pop bounce of Thats What Id Do. His recent move from L.A. to Austin led to Going My Way being produced by Texas Americana ace Will Sexton, and probably at least partially explains the juicy New Orleans funk theyve brought to I Think You Think. That song and I Couldnt Make It showcase Weeks love for language and his engaging wordplay.
150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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