KATY HOBGOOD RAY FEATURING DAVE RAY - I DREAM OF WATER

KATY HOBGOOD RAY FEATURING DAVE RAY - I DREAM OF WATER
LABEL: OUT OF THE PAST MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2019
DISTRIBUTION: BURNSIDE DISTRIBUTION
“We could drown ourselves in fear and in sorrow. Or we could dance this night away.”
From ’Kings, Queens, And Jesters’
When you hear the term “Southern Blues and Soul,” the sound of big horn sections and wailing
guitars over a big beat comes to mind
. The duo of Katy Hobgood Ray and Dave Ray reminds us
there is a softer side to the music that comes up from the Delta. The pair spend equal time
between New Orleans and Memphis, so their new release,
I Dream Of Water,” is a collection of
ten songs reflecting that mixture of elements and influences. Because life in the Deep South is
always at the crossroads, with one foot rooted in the past and the other working towards the
future.

 


BIOGRAPHY
Dave and Katy met in 2001 at a songwriter’s night in Shreveport, Louisiana—their hometown.
Both write songs in the Americana/folk rock/country vein. In 2003, the couple moved to New
Orleans, and over the years they've continued to perform at coffeeshops and small venues,
collaborating in various bands.
Dave and Katy are members of Friends of Leadbelly, a group of musicians dedicated to
promoting the legacy of North Louisiana songwriter Huddie Ledbetter. And over the last few
years, Katy has become known for her work in children's music with Confetti Park and has
performed at numerous festivals New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, the
Folk Art Fest, Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, Beignet Fest, Creole Tomato Fest, and Red River Revel.
Katy also sings with Steve Howell & The Mighty Men out of the Ark-La-Tex area, who perform
country blues and early jazz standards. This musical friendship was first established in 2002.
(Both Dave and Katy sing on their album “Good As I Been to You.”) These are the musicians
behind the new release, “I Dream of Water.”
In 2018, Dave and Katy took jobs based in Memphis, and are currently living between Memphis
and New Orleans. They wrote this album with perspective and reflection on their experiences in
their beloved Louisiana. For her work in children's music, Katy won a Parents' Choice Award in 2016. She was recognized by the New Orleans Gambit among the 40 Under 40 class in 2016; in 2018, New Orleans Magazine included her in the People to Watch issue.



WEBLINKS
OS: www.katyhobgood.com
FB: www.facebook.com/confettipark


Publicist: Betsie Brown, Blind Raccoon, betsie@blindraccoon.com

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