Ray Cooper at The Dream Cafe
- Thu • January 23, 2020 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: $24-34
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium: $34, Wings: $24
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table
Ray Cooper, a former member of Oysterband, is no stranger to Western Canada, however this is his first tour as a solo artist. Ray left Oysterband in 2013 and has now released 3 solo albums and a song book. Ray is a story based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, performing with cello guitar, mandolin and harmonica.
Ray lives in Sweden now and has a special love of winter, he even has a song about the Arctic. His songs range in subject, the title of his first album gives a clue: ‘Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging’. Ray’s style straddles folk and rock and his latest release ‘Between The Golden Age & The Promised Land’ sees a simpler and stripped down more acoustic production inspired by producer Rick Rubin’s treatment of Johnny Cash’s late recordings. It is a big sounding record with serious themes but is nevertheless simple, raw, joyous, and unashamedly romantic.
‘Ray is one of those songsmiths who possesses the ability to really get inside the characters. His insights are penetrating, majestic, full bodied, confidently widescreen in nature’. -David Kidman fROOTS June 2018