Richard  Ray  Farrell

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

Acoustic roots (By Rich Schneider)

“Such superb artistry should be recognized and appreciated”. Richard Ray Farrell "Acoustic Roots" - Talented bluesman Richard Farrell is a native of Niagara Falls who lived for many years in Europe and has recently returned to the States.

Although he's performed with many electric bands, his heart has always been in the acoustic blues, which he shares with us here. A generous collection of 19 tracks is included, featuring a…

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Acoustic roots (By Jeff Harris)

“Superbly played set of traditional blues”. Richard Ray Farrell: Acoustic Roots (Blue Beet) While electric rock blues still reigns supreme thankfully there's still a few diehards who are devoted to keeping the country blues tradition of the 1920's and 1930's alive and kicking. The better practitioners include veterans like John Hammond, Larry Johnson and Paul Geremia and fine young players like Guy Davis, Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Add to…

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Bohemian life (By Mick Rainsford)

“One of the genre’s most underrated performers”. Richard Ray Farrell’s last CD, “Bohemian Life”, was strictly in the electric tradition, with a strong Chicago feel; however on “Acoustic Roots” we find Farrell exploring the roots of his earliest influences with a series of well chosen covers from the likes of Blind Blake, Bukka White, Leadbelly et al. Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and rack harp, Farrell’s intimate vocal stylings, which at…

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