Ray Cooper announces his fifth solo album

Photograph by Kerstin Meier

Even For A Shadow is the fifth solo album by ex-Oysterband cellist Ray Cooper and features duets with Emma Härdelin (Garmarna, Triakel), Sunniva Bondesson (Baskery) and Kathryn Roberts as well as other musicians from Sweden, Germany and England. Ray plays cello, guitars, bass, harmonium, piano, harmonica, mandolin, percussion and kantele.

Ray Cooper is a British story-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Sweden. After 23 years with Oysterband, Ray decided to go solo in 2013 and since that time has toured in Europe, Canada and in the UK.

A journey, and a long one, over forty solo tours and a lot of time to think. I get many of my song ideas when I am driving. These songs are my memories, imagined conversations and thoughts. This album is like a car journey and the kind of radio I would like to hear, but rarely find.

Even For A Shadow is released 3rd May 2024 by Westpark Music on CD, 180g Vinyl with gatefold, downloads and streaming.

Artist’s website: https://www.raycooper.org/

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