In The Fire by Jeff Ray And The Stakes

Today I am proud to present the album In The Fire which is inspired from the front yard house concerts during the pandemic to develop the songs by Jeff Ray And The Stakes which was released on June 9, 2022 via Peace Stream Records.  This album is a mixture of blues and rock, to British folk and Indian Carnatic with a lineup of Resonator slide-guitar songwriting pioneer Jeff Ray, bassist Nick Salisbury (Ryan Bingham, Brian Fallon, Sonny Knight), washboard pioneer Mikkel Beckmen (Charlie Parr, Brass Kings), and blues harp veteran Harold Tremblay (Cool Disposition, Doug Otto).  Listening to this eleven track album reminds me a lot of blues, bluegrass, and Americana with such songs as Wyalusing, Soul, Look At Me, Oak Savannah, I Know You Rider, and so much more.  I am impressed with the performance on this album, as well as the songwriting talent, musicianship and a superb recording.  This album is available through Spotify, Apple Music. Pandora and many other music retailers.

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