All here at Sue Ray camp have been thrilled to be included on a list by Triple J’s online radio station Double J of Australia’s Most Exciting Indigenous Acts of 2014. Such wonderful news and a great honor to be included with other such fantastic performers.
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Saturday 19th Sue Ray will be performing at the Nashville International Film Festival as part of the International Sister Cities Showcase. It’s being held in the Hall of Fame park next to the Country Music Hall of Fame on 5th Ave.
Stella Festival Pub: International short films 1 – 5 p.m.
Music Stage: International music 1 – 5 p.m.
Festival Booths: Sister Cities 1 – 5 p.m.
Outdoor Theater: For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville 8 p.m.
Filmtastic Affair: Benefit with tastings of food and spirits from the cities and a live auction of spirits: 6 – 8 p.m.
Music performance times below:
Natchez Thrace 1:00-1:30
Jo Kelly Stephenson 2:30-3:00
Sue Ray 4:00-4:30
Craig Morrison 4:45-5:15
Suzahn Fiering 5:30-6:00
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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOPOLOGY
With an all-star band, Carol Lloyd from “Railroad Gin” fame and Sue Ray present ‘It Takes Two, Baby!’ – 90 minutes of rolled musical gold, with rare footage, backstage secrets and all their favourite songs from the 60’s/70’s!
From The Everly Brothers to Elvis’ ‘Love Me Tender’, the Righteous Brothers’ ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ to Jagger and Bowie’s ‘Dancing in the Streets’, there will be Motown sounds and grooves laid down from hit songs of their own!
‘Baby! Everything is alright… Uptight!… Outa sight!‘
‘So hold on!… I’m comin’… these deadly divas are gonna really rock your cot!
With special guests Christa Powell and John Babbage from Topology, ‘It Takes Two, Baby!’ celebrates the days when ‘fros were big – and ballads even bigger! Sue Ray’s father and Toowoomba based music living legend Owen Ray will also be appearing.
Two women from different musical backgrounds, who admire each others work, and enjoy singing together.
Railroad Gin, The Carol Lloyd Band – Carol was Australia’s first Rock Chick – Australia’s Wild Woman of Rock / Sue Ray has been singing since she was about 4, with her dad, Owen Ray who had a band called The Countdowns since the 60’s. She is now based in Nashville and her latest album is called Red Roses.
Violin: Christa Powell (Topology)
Sax and musical arrangements: John Babbage (Topology)
Trumpet: Rod Sheppard
Trombone: Trevor Beyer
Lead Guitar: Jamie Clarke
Rhythm Guitar: Owen Ray
Double/Electric bass: Andrew Shaw
Keyboard: Peter Harvey
Sue Ray is living the dream with week when she gets to perform with one of her favorite country stars from Austin Texas Mr Dale Watson & His Lonestars.
Dale Watson and His Lonestars will be touring Australia this November. Anything but understated, their live shows are full-on honky tonk with a driving rhythm section, tight electric guitar solos and the lonesome twang of pedal steel.
Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Dale has established himself as one of the forerunning crusaders against the “Nashville Rash” that has been plaguing the country music industry. He also championed his own genre of original music called “Ameripolitan”, a genre Dale Watson describes thus: “Americana is original music with prominent rock influence, Ameripolitan is original music with prominent ROOTS influence.”
This year has seen Dale Watson release his 21st album, El Rancho Azul which was recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio in Austin to critical acclaim. This 2nd album on Grammy Award Winning Label Red House Records follows hot on the heels of his classic The Sun Sessions, which was recorded at the fabled Memphis studio and evokes the era of Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Carl Perkins.
Following an appearance on Letterman and shows appearing alongside Dwight Yoakam and Old Crow Medicine Show, the man who embodies what country is, was and should always be, has been keeping himself pretty busy. With fans like Willie Nelson, and comparisons to Waylon Jennings and Red Simpson Dale Watson and His Lonestars follow in the footsteps of the early country stars but with a distinctive style and sound all their own. Tattooed and always dressed to the nines, Dale is a true entertainer, mixing humour and pathos into his lively shows.
Thursday November 28 at The Black Bear Lodge, supported by Sue Ray and band. Doors open 7.30pm.
BEMAC presents: Singout Sista – Sue Ray & Emily Foster
23 NOV 2013 | Saturday 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sue Ray is an indie solo artist with an impressive career. She has been performing professionally for over 15 years both locally and internationally; and in that time, she has released two critically acclaimed albums, Red Roses (2011) & Best Beware (2008). This year, she has been nominated for Female Artist Of The Year award in the QMusic & Courier Mails People’s Choice Awards and Most Promising New Talent in the Deadlys.
“Sue walked on stage and my jaw hit the ground. Her voice was so strong and confident. Her guitar playing is excellent and her songs heartbreaking. A consummate performer”- Live Review, Mardi Lumsden-612 ABC Radio
Special guest Emily Foster, is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter with a prolific repertoire of original songs. who has been working up a busy performance profile. Emily strives to share her stories and experiences through her music and wants to be known in her community as a proud Indigenous performer who will speak up for people’s rights.
||Saturday 23 November
||7:30pm to 9:30pm
||Pre bought Adult $15 Conc $10 / On Door Adult $20 Conc $15
||102 Main Street Kangaroo Point
Event information: http://bemac.org.au/events/singout-sista-presents-sue-ray-emily-foster/
NITV On The Road: Saltwater Freshwater — Sue Ray
Queensland performer Sue Ray has risen to acclaim with her debut album about heartbreak and self-discovery.
Sue Ray shares her stories and performs.
You can view the interview and performance here:
Sue Ray has just returned from Nashville where she was writing for her next album and is thrilled to be performing her first show with her favorite Australian band The Kill Devil Hills as part of their Past and Future Ghosts Tour.
Brisbane band Shifting Sands will also be joining the line-up for what is set to be a huge night.
Tickets are selling fast so you can pre-purchase yours here at:
About the Kill Devil Hills:
Ten years after first banging out tunes around Perth in 2003, the Kill Devil Hills are set to release their first live album, Past and Future Ghosts, recorded on a balmy March night earlier this year at a n old Gothic ex-asylum/now-arts centre in Fremantle, WA.
Comprising live versions of songs from the band’s 3 studio albums and other single releases, as well as 2 previously unreleased tracks, this reveals the full feverish range and breadth of the band on stage, thunder through to tender.
About to step into the studio to record a new album, the band will be doing a breakneck run of 5 cities in early November to launch the live album release. This will be available on CD at shows, and digitally via Bandcamp.
Links to fan sites
The Kill Devil Hills
A little highlight from the red carpet at the Deadly awards! Sue Ray was nominated for “Most Promising New Talent in Music” and was very fortunate to be showcased among the best of the best in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, arts, sports and community culture. To see her interview on the red carpet follow this link: http://youtu.be/p9k7i1ofjH0
Sue Ray has had an exceptionally busy year, and to add the cherry to the top of the proverbial cake, she has just been nominated for the QMusic and Courier Mails ‘Peoples Choice Award’ for “Female Artist Of The Year” 2013.
This marks another milestone in the ever growing list of accomplishments Sue has had in the past few years. What with her nomination for “Best Country Album of the year” award in the AIR Independent Music Awards in 2013, being shortlisted in the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship in 2012, Winner of the QMusic “Best Indigenous Track” for 2012 and her recent nomination for “Most Promising New Talent” in the Deadly’s 2013, it truly does appear that the only way is up for this independent singer/songwriter.
To win this most recent nomination, it is now up to the public to vote on the final 6 nominees. You can place your vote and not only support Sue Ray on her musical journey, but also go in the running for a number of really cool prizes such as free tickets to the Big Day Out, Bigsound, Splendor In The Grass and much more.
Follow the link below to submit your vote, voting closes midnight on Wednesday 31st of July 2013 and winners will be announced at the QMusic awards on August 13th at the Tivoli Theatre Brisbane.
Sue Ray nominated for “Most Promising New Talent” in this years Deadly Awards. VOTE NOW & show your support!
It’s time to cast your vote and let us know who you think is Deadly in 2013! Vote in all categories, or just one, it’s up to you.
Remember, you can only vote once, so make your vote count. Voting is open until 18 August 2013 and winners will be announced at the Deadlys® on 10 September 2013 at the Sydney Opera House.
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