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Sugar Maple welcomes Ray Bonneville

North Street Cabaret
Madison, WI

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The Sugar Maple Music Festival welcomes Ray Bonneville to Madison, WI.

Friday, November 15 at 8:00pm at the North Street Cabaret

Acclaimed raconteur Ray Bonneville strips his bluesy Americana down to its essentials and steeps it in the humid grooves of the South, creating a compelling poetry of hard living and deep feeling. Rich guitar and harmonica lines resonate over spare but spunky rhythms, while Bonnevilles deep, evocative voice confesses lifes harsh realities. 
Jim Withers (Montreal Gazette) describes his sound as folk-roots gumbo a languid Mississippi Delta groove, seasoned with smooth, weathered vocals and a propulsive harmonica wheeze. Whether performing solo or fronting a band, playing electric or acoustic guitar, Bonneville allows space between notes that adds potency to every chord, lick, and lyric.

Often called a song and groove man, Bonneville has lived the life of the itinerant artist. From his native Quebec, he moved to Boston at age twelve, where he learned English and picked up piano and guitar. Later, he served in Vietnam and earned a pilots license in Colorado before living in Alaska, Seattle, and Paris. Six years in New Orleans infused his musical sensibilities with the region's culture and rhythms. And then, a close call while piloting a seaplane proved pivotal: After two decades working as a studio musician, playing rowdy rooms with blues bands, and living hard, Bonnevilles lifetime of hard-won experience coalesced into an urge to write his own music.

Advance tickets are $18
$25 day of show

  North Street Cabaret
610 North Street
Madison, WI 53703
United States
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Start: Friday Nov 15, 2019 8:00 PM
End: Friday Nov 15, 2019 11:00 PM



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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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