Ray Montford - Guitar Player
Ray Montford is a guitar player who lets his instrument sing with abandon. Rich in imagery, his tunes are fuelled by a love of the wilderness that inspires sonic canvasses of wild and raw beauty, haunting and powerful as loneliness. While Montford's touch is reminiscent of masters like Gilmour and Beck, this unique Canadian talent and soulful player is making waves with a confident swagger and sound all his own, wringing emotion from every note. Ray recently released his sixth studio album, Vintage Is Now, an evocative collection of originals steeped in a seamless mix of jazz, blues and rock - a shout-out that this musician has arrived. Produced by veteran Terry Brown (Rush/Klaatu/Max Webster) and featuring ace players - drummer Ben Riley and bassist Tom Lewis - Vintage shows Ray at his best, as composer and guitarist.
"The ever-tasteful musician has a gift for grand musical moments that retain their intimacy... an atmospheric, emotional road well worth travelling."
"Ray Montford is a sensitive and exploratory musician who combines traditional techniques with
" shed your skin is a brilliant record... incredible playing... singular musical voice ... and one of the best recorded guitar records I've ever heard in my life!"
"As hypnotic as a highway at night, always-moving, always-changing scenery, the kind of music
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