Charlie Ray is the first self titled all original release by Charlie Ray Hemphill from your friends at Hemphill Publishing. Recorded at Patrick McGuire Studios, in Arlington Tx, the EP keeps the fire of the 40’s & 50’s dance hall stoked for a modern audience. From the jump blues of Louis Jordan to the backwoods stomp of Merle Travis, each track is a hillbilly explosion in your headphones.
There is inspiration from many artists on this freshman effort. Some will recognize the simplicity of early Hank Williams Sr., Hank Thompson, and Hank Snow. Others will appreciate the vocal agility of Buck Owens, Gram Parsons, & Doug Sahm. But above all, Charlie Ray brings the traditional Honky Tonk, Alt Country, Rock-a-billy. Americana, Jump, Jive, & Wail of the traditional music that makes us exceptional as Americans.
Genre: Country: Honky Tonk
Release Date: 2012