Ray Cooper’s Promised Land Tour 2020
Ray Cooper, a former member of Oysterband, left the group 2013 and has now released three 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
‘Musically Between The Golden Age & The Promised Land is a majestic, tour-de force of an album, destined, surely, to become one of the releases of the year’. David Pratt Fatea
‘….just get out there and buy it as soon as you can.’ Dai Jeffries RnR magazine.
Artist’s website: www.raycooper.org
‘Love & Vengeance’:
Friday 6th March St Edith’s Hall, High St, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, Doors 7pm, onstage 8.30 pm, £12 07538 822115
Saturday 7th Green Note,106 Parkway, London matinee performance 2.30 pm, £12, 0207 485 9899.
Sunday 8th Kitchen Garden Café, 17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 8pm, £12 + £1.20 booking fee 0121 443 4725
Mon 9th BBC Radio Cambridge- Guest on the Folk show 7-10 pm.
Tue 10th BBC Radio Shropshire- Guest 3pm
Wed 11th BSR Bradley Stoke Radio (Bristol)- Guest 1pm
Thu 12th Wild Hare Club at the Green Dragon,New Market Street, Hereford, 8pm £12 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri 13th Stage 2, The Stables, Stockwell lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm, £11 01908 280800 email@example.com
Saturday 14th Hop Barn, Hopyard Farm, Hockerwood lane, Southwell, 8pm, £16, 07880 973365
Sunday 15th Hermon Chapel, Chapel Street, Oswestry, 7pm, 01691 662196 Price- TBC
Wed 18th The Lamb Folk Club, Lamb Inn, 36 High Street, Eastbourne, 8pm, £8, 01323 728268 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri 20th Milkmaid Folk Club, Risbygate Sports Club, Westley Road, Bury St Edmunds, 8pm, £12 email@example.com,
Sat 21st St Mary’s Church, Alvediston, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5LY, 6.30 pm start 2 sets £15 in adv- 01722 780263 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 22nd Fleece Folk, The Fleece Inn, The Cross, Bretforton, Evesham, 7.30 pm, £12, 01386 831173
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