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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Deep Cuts From Bloggy's Vault: Indie-Folk

Ray's Vast Basement's Starvation Under Orange TreesOriginally, Ray's Vast Basement's Starvation Under Orange Trees album began when indie-folk musician Jon Bernson was asked to write a few songs for a live score for performances of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men at the Actors Theatre of San Francisco in 2001. What resulted, in 2007, was an amazing adaptation of Steinbeck's themes of poverty, injustice, cruelty, crisis and momentary release through love and music as told in Berson's low key, down tempo mastery of a wide range of styles and instruments.

In 2008, RVB became Exray and made their debut performance at SXSW. This was followed by a national tour and numerous unofficial live recordings. Exray's first studio recording Ammunition Teeth (released by Bernson's Howell Transmitter label) will be released on 10.12.10.

Ray's Vast Basement - Palace Flophouse.mp3 (3.4 mb)

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