Richard  Ray  Farrell

"The blues will never die, because it's not a fad, it's a way of life."

Down Home Old School Country Blues (By Craig Ruskey)

"Brilliant stuff!" 16 tracks, 59 minutes - highly recommended. While discussions continue as to the current state of blues, artists likeRichard Ray Farrell and Steve Guyger forge ahead doing what they do best - they play the music like it's meant to be played - with conviction, respect, and an all-too-rare ability to convey true feeling without sounding like they were recently dusted off some museum shelf. This is the real deal, honest-to-goodness Down Home Old School…

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Acoustic roots (By Craig Ruskey)

19 tracks, 59 minutes. Recommended. Although Richard Ray Farrell is surely a 21st century blues artist, his stellar approach to music has an unquestionable ability to carry listeners back decades in time, and wrapping your ears around his new Acoustic Roots CD may well have you lost in a time warp. Recorded completely live in the studio without overdubs, Farrell tackles a full slate of country blues gems with nothing more than an…

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Acoustic Roots (By Tom Hyslop)

“A powerful singer with an unaffected style”. Richard Ray Farrell "Acoustic Roots" - It's strictly traditional program is composed of prewar blues from Blind Blake, Son House, John Hurt, Blind Boy Fuller, Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and others, with a few postwar anomilies. A powerful singer with an unaffected style, Farrell plays fleet, precise guitar, simultaneously blowing harp. His potent take on Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down" and slide-driven version…

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