Much like the Kaurna word, the TARNANTHI Sunday Sessions will celebrate new beginnings, showcasing new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and luminaries from Adelaide and across Australia. Sit back and soak in the afternoon light. 

Experience the sultry vocals of award winning singer songwriter Sue Ray and be introduced to new talent Nathan May. 

Mentored by Troy Casser-Daley and Col Hardy, May descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin language groups and has been performing modern folk in and around Adelaide for almost five years.

Ray has three critically acclaimed albums under her belt and comes to Adelaide shortlisted as one of Australia’s most exciting Indigenous acts. 

Dates: SUN 14 JAN 2018



After a few years on the road, Sue Ray had the opportunity to record a live album with one of her all time favourite producers, Jamie Trevaskis, at his beautiful venue The Junk Bar in Ashgrove Brisbane.

Renowned for his ability to truly capture the vibe and essence of a performers music, the album is an intimate and touching ensemble of songs that truly show the diversity and range of Sue’s talent and abilities as a writer, guitar player, harmonica player and performer.

The stripped back versions of her songs are not only captivating, the intensity of the message of each song is so beautifully translated by Jamie’s ability to trap the mood of the moment into the recording. You will feel as if you were present in the room the night of the recording!

It is an eclectic collection of acoustic versions of songs off Sue’s previous albums Best Beware and Red Roses, combined with a few brand new never released tracks. Most tracks were written by Sue Ray, with exception to a couple she co-wrote with close friends and fellow songwriters Michael David Thomas and Lee Griffin.

The launch was held at The Junk Bar in January 2017!

You can download or purchase a copy at:

 You can also stream Sue Ray’s music on Spotify, Pandora and most other global streaming services.

Sue Ray – new album OUT NOW!


Sue Ray is thrilled to be returning to the Junk Bar for the official
release of her latest album “Live At The Junk Bar”. After the success of
her studio album “Red Roses”, Sue wished to record a live album to pay
homage to her recent years spent living abroad performing and writing in
Nashville TN.

Choosing to record with respected and award winning producer,
and owner of The Junk Bar Jamie Trevaskis, they recorded an intimate
performance of Sue at the venue in 2015. Naturally Sue chose to return to
it’s place of conception to celebrate the album’s official release.

Album launch date: 6th January 2017, 7pm @ The Junk Bark, Ashgrove, Brisbane


On the night, Sue will be joined by the enigmatic and beautiful Australian
performer Beth Brown, who is also returning to Australia from Nashville TN
to release her debut EP “Dream Coat” produced by the highly celebrated U.S
producer Brad Jones. Brown joins a list of critically acclaimed Australian
artists including Missy Higgins and Butterly Boucher.
Opening the evening will be award winning U.S singer/songwriter Jilian
Linklater who is best known for recently winning the ASCAP writers series,
then later being selected to perform in their Best Of The Best showcase.
The night will be filled with intimate and moving performances from three
diverse and uniquely talented women.

This is an 18+ event.


Sue Ray performs live on NITV’s League Nation Live!

Sue Ray is performing on League Nation Live on Tuesday 16th August! Switch on ya TV to NITV at 7.30pm est and watch this great new show!

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If you like what you hear and would like to download some Sue Ray music, please go to:

If you miss it, you can view it again at the following times:
Wednesday 17th August – 12am and again at 1pm on NITV
Thursday 18th August – 5.30pm on NITV
Friday 19th August – 12.10am on SBS2
Saturday 20th August – 12.30pm on NITV

Sue Ray live on Viva Nashvegas Radio Show in Franklin Tennessee

Sue Ray is thrilled to be performing alongside the legendary Mr John Cowan (of  The John Cowan Band AND The Doobie Brothers) this coming Saturday 30th at the Viva Nashvegas Radio Show in Franklin.

Show starts at 11am at  The Legendary Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor in Beautiful Downtown Franklin in The Americana Music Triangle!!!

The performance will be aired live and filmed, to be streamed online a week later.

For all details please go to:


Sue Ray performing with Lachlan Bryan in Nashville

Sue is so excited to finally have the chance to play with one of her favorite Australian performers Lachlan Bryan at The National Underground this Saturday 25th October.

Lachlan Bryan (2014 CMAA Award winner for Alternative Country Album of the Year) is currently on his Black Coffee USA 2014 tour and will be making a much desired pit stop in Nashville to perform a set of his latest tunes.

Sue Ray and fellow Australian singer songwriter Lee Griffin will be joining Lachlan for the evening.


The National Underground – 105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201


Saturday October 25th


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Sue Ray listed as one of Australia’s Most Exciting Indigenous Acts of 2014!


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.

To read the article just follow this link:

Sue Ray to perform at Nashville International Film Festival

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

Serenatta 1:45-2:15

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

For further details of events please go to:

It Takes Two – Carol Lloyd (Railroad Gin) & Sue Ray duetting the night away


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