Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Sugar Ray & The Bluetones – the blues ensemble celebrating its 35th anniversary and featuring the three-time GRAMMY-nominated frontman Sugar Ray Norcia – is earning raves for its new album ‘Living Tear To Tear’ (Severn Records). “Our Story” premiered at Huffington Post.

Here’s what we are reading:

“The hard-swinging band fully absorbed the lessons learned from Chicago blues masters.” - Damian Fanelli, Guitar World, July 29, 2014

“Legendary blues ensemble.” –Chicago Sun-Times, July 17, 2014

“The Bluetones are easily one of the tightest blues ensembles working today, and Welch’s guitar world is as tasteful as anything he’s recorded to date… Firing on all cylinders… It seems a foregone conclusion that ‘Living Tear To Tear’ will find itself on several award lists next year.”
-Roger Gatchet, Living Blues, October issue

"If authenticity is your bag, these are the guys to check out."
- Ed Friedland, Bass Player, November, 2014

"[Sugar Ray Norcia's] voice is soulfully engaging, in sync with Welch's guitar and his own masterful harmonica playing." –Samantha M. Lopez, Elmore Magazine, August 7, 2014

“A gem… The album is a pleasure to hear.” – Bill Wilcox, Twangville, August 29, 2014

“Remarkable… If Muddy Waters was still out there in 2014, he and his band would sound a lot like this--and that's a good thing.” –Jay Miller, Patriot-Ledger (MA), August 2, 2014

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones Tour Dates

Friday, October 10 - Chans, Woonsocket, RI
Friday, October 24 - Johnny D's Uptown, Somerville, MA
Saturday, November 1 - The Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth,NH (with Tommy Castro)
Thursday, December 4 - Sculler's Jazz Club, Boston, MA

No comments:

Post a Comment