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Bad News Travels Fast

by Boo Ray

West coast glimmer, Nashville knowledge the free-loving grit of southern blues. Bad News Travels Fast bears the lofty weight of the southern songwriter genre with great class and ease. Alec Wooden-Blur Magazine
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1. Bad News Travels Fast
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2. 4 Letters in a Heart
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3. These Days
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4. Bird on a Wire
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5. Allez Allez
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6. Constantina
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7. The Bleeding Song
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8. Six Weeks in a Motel
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9. Not Dark Yet
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Album Notes
Bad News Travels Fast
Liner Notes

1) Bad News Travels Fast by Boo Ray & Colin Linden
2) 4 Letters in a Heart by Gene Cook
3) These Days w/Jodi James
4) Bird on a Wire
5) Allez Allez
6) Constantina by Boo Ray & Noah Shain
7) The Bleeding Song
8) Six Weeks in a Motel
9) Not Dark Yet by Bob Dylan

1)drums-Gumbo Ewing /bass "Q"/ mandolin-Edward Hunter
resonator-William Tonks/ guitar & vocals-Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & John"Q"Kegler

2)drums-Gumbo Ewing /bass-"Q"/ pedal steel-AJ Adams/
accordian-Jimmy Quinn /all guitars-Boo Ray/ vocals-Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & John"Q"Kegler

3)drums-Gumbo Ewing /bass-"Q"/ keys-Jimmie Quinn/
fiddle-David Blackmon /guitars-Boo Ray/ vocals-Jodi James & Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & John"Q"Kegler

4)drums-Gumbo Ewing /bass-"Q"/ keys-Jimmy Quinn/ beatbox-"Q"
electric slide-John Wayne Tuggle/fiddle-David Blackmon/
guitars & vocals-Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & John"Q"Kegler

5)drums-Steve Feronne/ bass-Paul Ill/ electric guitar-Steve Postell/ mandolin&vocals-Zander Schloss/ vocals-Betty Rose/guitar & vocal-Boo Ray
fiddle-David Blackmon /guitars-Boo Ray/ vocals-Jodi James & Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & Noah Shain

6)drums-Noah Shain/ bass-Paul Ill/ steel guitar-Jordan Shapiro/ bouzouki-Zander Schloss/ guitar & vocal-Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & Noah Shain

7) drums-Alexander Gudenoff/ bass-Juan Hernandez/ mandolin-Zander Schloss
spoons-Coon Davidson/ guitar & vocal-Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & Zander Schloss

8)drums-Alexander Gudenoff/ bass-Juan Hernandez/
electric guitar&vocal-Zander Schloss/ guitar & vocal-Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray & Zander Schloss

9)Gibson Flat Top- Boo Ray/ Vocal-Boo Ray
produced by Boo Ray

There's a well beaten path worn by southern songwriters headed to Los Angeles. Boo Ray wondered out west in '05 and found nearly the same Los Angeles he'd heard of in stories about Kris Kristofferson, Gram Parsons, Jerry Reed, Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams. Boo Ray says "There's something magic about being homesick for fish & grits and sweet tea while you're writing songs & living on Hollywood Boulevard."

Boo Ray's new record, "Bad News Travels Fast" is a collection of songs written and recorded across the country with some great producers and players in '08&'09. Half of the record was recorded in Los Angles with producer Noah Shain(Praying Hands, Nico Vega, Orson) and Zander Schloss(The Circle Jerks).

The LA sessions had players like Steve Feronne(Tom Petty & The HeartBreakers)drums, Paul ILL(Alicia Keys/Christina Augulairia)bass, Martyne Le Noble(Porno for Pyros)bass and Zander Schloss-mandolin/bouzouki/guitar. The songs are laden with fierce guitar & mandolin picking and authentic hillbilly harmonies. They express Boo Ray's love for his southern homeland and his fellow musicians and his uncompromising demand for great songwriting.

The other half was recorded on Boo Ray's return to the dirty south, with players like David Blackmon-fiddle, William Tonks-resonator guitar, Edward Hunter-mandolin, John Wayne Tuggle-electric slide, producer Reid Geisenhof and producer John "Q" Kegler in Atlanta.

Boo Ray came back to Athens for songwriting appointments with Mike Dekel and Brantley Gilbert. While in Nashville with them Boo Ray met Colin Linden(O Brother Where Art Thou). Boo Ray & Colin wrote the title track "Bad News Travels Fast" together.

He also met Louisiana singer/songwriter Jodi James in Nashville. The two of them have recorded the duet "These Days" for this record and will be recording and releasing two more songs together before springtime.


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