Ray Cooper

Sweden
Genre: Story-led singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist folk/celtic
I sing with the cello (standing), guitar and mandolin and I also play harmonica. If there is a piano in the house I will play that too.
I play mostly my own songs with a few trad. I am Scottish/English/Irish but I now live in Sweden. Expect some influences from all those places although I am primarily a singer/songwriter.
I played in Oysterband for 25 years so that is a major influence on my style. I am also influenced by Neil Young, Johnny Cash, June Tabor, Phil Chevron, Jimmy Webb, Ennio Morricone, Rick Rubin, and Swedish/Scottish/English/Irish folk music
I have 3 solo albums released and my set will include songs from all of them as well as some new unreleased material.
A lot of my songs are inspired by places and things that happened there, real and imaginary. Another major influence is history and winter. Yes, winter; the ice and snow, the north, is a recurrent theme. My performance is story-led, many songs tell a story and I also tell stories related to the songs.
Performances
Date Show
January 19, 2020 Castle Mountain Ski Resort
January 26, 2020 Water Valley
January 28, 2020 Rocky Mountain House
January 29, 2020 Rimbey
January 30, 2020 Gleniffer Lake
February 1, 2020 Cochrane
February 2, 2020 Taber
February 3, 2020 Eastend
February 4, 2020 Frontier
February 5, 2020 Coaldale
February 6, 2020 Elkford
February 7, 2020 Lundbreck
February 8, 2020 Okotoks