Jamie Lee Thurston with special guest Ray ScottView/Hide Photos
Armed with his well-worn Les Paul Gold Top and authentic rich bluesy baritone, Jamie Lee Thurston displays the unmistakable voice and hearty delivery that have become hallmarks of the resounding sound of his new, chart-climbing single, “Givin’ Up Breathin’.” The song and music video, already drawing rave reviews and national airplay, are from the forthcoming US/UK/Ireland album release, The Window, recorded in Nashville, produced by the country rocker and coproduced with his long-time engineer and friend, Mike Purcell (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings,
With a musical foundation deeply rooted in country, Thurston echoes the spirit of Jerry Reed, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard throughout his songwriting, and in particular, on his new album — whether it’s about a death row inmate in “The Window,” one of Thurston’s favorite tracks (“It plays off the phrase, ‘it’s not what you look at, but what you see’”), or “The Killin’ Song," which is about how music can both comfort and help us through the tough times. “A lot of songs
have killing, or thought of it in them,” said Thurston. “This song is actually a positive take on that, if that’s possible?”
The digital music revolution has turned out to be a “Rayincarnation” for acclaimed country storyteller Ray Scott. While a label-free utopia where artistic merit trumps popular whims remains as unlikely as it always was, the internet age has allowed a certain kind of creator to connect with an audience and chart a self-determined course… when helps explain why Ray Scott has chosen to title his fifth studio album, Guitar For Sale.
“This is sort of a regroup for me – not only artistically, but in terms of my career,” he says. “My music and my sense of where it fits in the music business has really taken shape over the past several years. So this is an introduction to that for people who may not be familiar with me, and it’s a defining of that vision for those who already know my music.”
For many, Ray Scott needs no introduction. Warner Bros. released Scott’s debut album My Kind Of Music in 2005 to enormous critical acclaim. The first single and title track cracked the top 40, but a combination of label politics and radio’s reluctance to embrace his fresh approach to country traditions had him off the label less than two years later. But a funny thing happened on the way to post-label obscurity – a level of success many major labels might envy.
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Sat, Sep 09, 2017 - 8:00 pm to 11:55 pm