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Scot Ray

Scot Ray's eclectic slide guitar work is informed by his many years as a professional trombonist - from work with Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats (which involved collaborations with Gwen Stefani, Tony Bennett, and Bob Dylan; along with a Grammy), to pop icons Jason Mraz, Dionne Warwick, Elliot Easton (of The Cars) & Ray Manzarek (of The Doors); from Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella to new music pioneers Steuart Liebig, Alex Cline, Vinny Golia, Bill Barrett, Nels Cline; from Caribbean cruise ships and Buddhist funeral bands to performances on David Byrne's Sessions At W

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”Astonishing slide guitar work.” - Downtown Music Gallery, NY

“Prepare to be slain by his slide-guitar grind...capable of both the downest of Delta slidations and the noisiest of apocalyptic disruptions.” - Metaljazz, Los Angeles

“Scot Ray is a sensible master of the objective sliding truth and I wouldn’t hesitate to compare him to players on the same level of Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth. He’s a diversified velvet-touch fingerstylist whose evolved phrasing fuses past and future seamlessly, a true joy to hear - and not only for guitarists.” - Touching Extremes, Italy

“Hear the masterful explorations of Scot Ray...structural improvisation...new edges of sound...indian flavoured acid musings.” - Psychedelic Folk, Belgium

“Ray generates a kaleidoscopic array of sound with his amplified dobro; from languid slides to fragmentary picking, his instrument's resonator hums with ghostly blues inflection one minute, scintillating crystalline shards the next.” - Troy Collins, All About Jazz

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