After releasing 4 albums in the Roots Rock and Blues genres, Don Ray reaches back to his Country roots to release his first Americana Country album. Band of Gypsies pays tribute to Don's late steel guitar playing father and features steel guitarist Tony Paoletta throughout this album. Don and Tony go back to the 80s where they were a popular part of the Austin, TX Country music scene. Also performing on this album is Musicians Hall Of Fame guitarist, Will McFarlane. This is the second album Will has played on with Don, the first being the Don Ray Band album Full Throttle. Don is also joined by the soulful and hugely respected former lead singer of Little Feat, Shaun Murphy. This is the 2nd duet for the pair. To complete the magic, Band of Gypsies was recorded in the Muscle Shoals area by Grammy award winning engineer, Jimmy Nutt.
Don Ray_Band Of Gypsies album credits:
Don Ray - Vocals
Michael Pyle - Background Vocals
Shaun Murphy - guest apperance on We Should Have Met
Will McFarlane - Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Tony Paoletta - Steel, Dobro, Slide
Jamie McFarlane - Bass
Justin Holder - Drums
Recorded by Jimmy Nutt at The NuttHouse studio, Sheffield, AL.