Like most kids, I hated taking medicine. In fact, the story goes that I so dreaded the bitter taste of cough syrups and the like, I figured out how to swallow pills at 3 years of age. Hated it that much. Until then, one way or another, mom was gonna see to it that I choked the stuff down. Because she understood something I didn’t. That the medicine would help me get better faster. I would’ve healed up eventually on my own, but would have suffered much longer without it. Continue reading →
JULY 16-18 2020, Beaver Island Michigan
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By Fons Delemarre of BLUES MAGAZINE
Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs have made a new album: ‘Bad & Better Angels’. Looking for info about the unknown Cari Ray I found comparisons with musicians like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, The White Stripes, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and George Jones.
Listening to her new album, I have to conclude that – however improbable it sounds at such a list – those references are correct. In her music you can hear acoustic blues, folk, ragtime and ‘old-time country’ sounding well together. Continue reading →
Hi ya’ll! We are happy to announce that our much-anticipated new project will release on April 27. Make sure to check out the new Shaky Shop. All preorders will be autographed, and we’ve also put together some cool preorder packages so you’ll have all the swag…music, shirts, koozies, guitar picks and more! Preorders will ship out Monday, April 23 to arrive on or before the official release date!
Musical partnerships come in many forms and achieve different levels of success. You work with other musicians, and the whole you create from your individual parts feels like it moves the material along in a way you couldn’t on your own. But once in a while, there’s a pairing that rises to achieve something special, almost magical.
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Cari’s latest release is now live on Pandora Radio. That means you can create a “Cari Ray Radio” station and hear tracks from Swagger along with other great artists from Shawn Colvin to Bonnie Raitt to The Indigo Girls.