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Folk: Gentle Folk: Modern Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic
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Sunshine City Tree

by Jeff Ray

Vocals in the vein of Nick Drake and Bruce Cockburn. Slide-guitar in a myriad of alternate guitar tunings, sounding a lot like a young acoustic Jimmy Page.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. Sunshine City Tree
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2. Two Said Goodbye
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3. Morocco
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4. Mr. God
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5. Goodbye Maroon
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6. Wind Chimes
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7. One Week
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8. To Look Green
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9. For A Light
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10. Desert Horse Song
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11. Capital C
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12. Look At Me
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*THIS CD IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT*
However, for December 2012, ALL OTHER JEFF RAY CDs ARE ON SALE FOR 9.99 EACH!
THE CD IS AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD HERE AND AT iTUNES AND OTHER DIGITAL DISTRIBUTORS.

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The music of Sunshine City Tree stands in contrast to a consumer-driven and rushed society. The 100% original CD melds Nick Drake-styled folk and a singing slide-guitar like that of the Allman Brothers Band, while the vocals define what it means to express a soulful simplicity.

This is Jeff Ray's debut CD using nine different guitar tunings, a slide-guitar, Hammond organ, vocal harmonies, and a 'cello to create one of the most progressive new folk sounds by a young artist today. To capture the music's simplicity and soul, the CD was recorded using a 4-track analog recorder and NO digital effects.

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QUOTES:

'flits around the fret board with ease, spinning complex, bright passages that recall the acoustic moments of everyone from Led Zeppelin to Nick Drake.'
The Onion (Madison, WI)

'We get about 40 new albums a DAY coming in here now, and yours [Jeff Ray's] is one of the best I've ever heard.'
Derek Sivers, President of CDbaby.com

'A compelling and cohesive mix of styles, adding snap to the usual acoustic folk tune without straying far from its roots' 'Vocals . . . in the vein of [Nick] Drake or Bruce Cockburn.'
Rob Thomas, The Capital Times (Madison, WI)

'Jeff Ray is the new folk scene... with the heart of Jeff Buckley, the spirit of Michael Hedges, and the roots of Robert Johnson.'
Steve Digre, Musician (Minneapolis, MN)

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Debut folk CD using unique arrangements, the guitar is the rhythmic center, accompanied by instruments such as 'Cello, Hammond Organ, Flute, and Slide Guitar. Nearly every song is written in a different guitar tuning. Some of the guitar arrangements remind me of Jimmy Page, but overall, it leans toward the likes of Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, and James Taylor.
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