Oliver Ray, Out Passed Nowhere Review
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Patti Smith has been an iconic figure in the punk and rock genres. As any great musician knows, you are only as good as those that stand behind you. Step forward, longtime guitarist for Patti Smith, Oliver Ray. Though Ray has been in the spotlight for numerous years, this is his debut offering titled Out Passed Nowhere. Centered around Ray’s songwriting, the album finds him backed by a cavalcade of guest performers from the Bay Area, Tucson, and the NYC music communities. Ray’s tunes are brought to life in stunning wide screen detail by members of Giant Sand, Sugar Candy Mountain, The Myrrors, Xixa, and China, as well as a very special appearance by the high priestess and poet laureate of punk herself.
Out Passed Nowhere
Best Game in Town
Tower and the Star
Queen of Never
Release Date: June 7, 2019
It is clear that years in the trenches have seasoned a crafted songwriter, who is equally poetic as he is poignant and earnest.