Nov 10, Ray Bonneville

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French-Canadian Poet and Juno Award winning bluesman Ray Bonneville takes to the stage on Olive Street Friday, Nov. 10!  This man gets around... from growing up in Montréal and Boston to the US Marines and Vietnam, then Colorado, Alaska, Seattle, Paris, New Orleans and Arkansas, he's found songs along the way. His 1999 album, Gust of Wind, won a Juno Award. (think Canadian Grammy) and his post-Katrina ode, “I am the Big Easy,” was folk radio’s No. 1 song of 2008 and earned the International Folk Alliance’s 2009 Song of the Year Award. He’s lent his talents to albums of Mary Gauthier, Gurf Morlix, Eliza Gilkyson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and other prominent artists. Bonneville also has shared songwriting credits with Tim O’Brien, Phil Roy and Morlix, among others. Slaid Cleaves placed Bonneville’s “Run Jolee Run” on his lauded 2009 album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away.

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“Like gunpowder and opium.” 
— Ray Wylie Hubbard 

“a master of the slow burn, the gentle funk, the infectious rhythm.” 
— The Ottawa Citizen 

“an absolute master…one of the most skilled songwriters of that dark slow smoldering yet fiery blues/roots music” 

“Few can ride a groove like Canada-born, U.S.-raised Ray Bonneville.” 
— No Depression

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