Artist: Richard Ray Farrell
Title Of Album: Dance To The Blues: Live Im Schutzenhaus
Year Of Release: 1993
Label: Stormy Monday Records
Genre: Modern Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Blues Rock
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 61:05
Total Size: 143 Mb
01. Just Keep Lovin' Her (2:37)
02. Gypsy Caravan (2:06)
03. Supermarket (3:15)
04. Love Her With A Feelin' (6:16)
05. Stir Crazy (2:35)
06. Walkin' On Thin Ice (4:19)
07. Leavin' You Down In The Dirt (2:40)
08. My Hideaway (2:06)
09. Crossroads (2:54)
10. Can't Get Over Loosin' You (3:59)
11. Crosstown (4:25)
12. Spring Fever (2:47)
13. Knife With A Jagged Edge (2:18)
14. Johnnie's Joint (6:32)
15. Let's Go Riding Tonight (3:50)
16. Who's Been Talkin' (5:41)
17. Tell Me (2:35)
Some people live to make money, and some people make money to live. Some people are music lovers, some people are hobby musicians, and then again some people live and breathe music. They are the "real deal," so to speak. Richard Ray Farrell is one of them. He has not only mastered the art of singing and playing the blues--he has literally "lived" the blues for years on end.
Born in Niagara Falls, New York in 1956, Richard Ray left his hometown only two weeks after graduating from high school and backpacked his way through Europe, not knowing at the time that music would be his destiny. More than twenty-five years on the road as a traveling blues musician was to give him substantial credentials as a top-notch talent in the world of the blues.
Richard Ray started as a street musician or busker in Paris, France in 1975. Totally fascinated with the music of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and other legendary blues players, Richard played for hours on end in the halls and tunnels of the Parisian Metro subway, scraping out a living as a musician, literally a "po' boy long way from home.
Little by little, Richard worked his way up from the subways and streets of cities throughout the continent, eventually forming his own band and going on to perform on some of the largest and most prestigious stages in Europe, together with some of the true giants of traditional American blues music.