Ray’s Vast Basement plays homage-folk in the name of John Steinbeck, but don’t let that bother you non-reader types. The references are subtle enough for fans (count me in that camp) to pick up but not pervasive enough to distract from a set of comfy folk tunes.
Tuneful and likeably straight-shooting, Ray’s and groups like Travel by Sea are right in the middle of a humble little folk renaissance.
Ray’s Vast Basement – “California’s Gone”: mp3
Ray’s Vast Basement – “How Through Sacrifice Danny’s Friends Gave a Party”: mp3
(Starvation Under Orange Trees is out now on Howells Transmitter)
Looking for new music? Click below for more recent and upcoming releases, or visit the Album Release Calendar.