Friday, August 24, 2012

Raymond Byron & The White Freighter Visit OPB Music For An In Studio Session.

"Ray Raposa (aka Byron) replaces the haunted noir of Castanets with a sound that is almost rollicking, nearly roadhouse on songs like "Allegiance 1" and "Some of My Friends," while "Meridian, MS" and "Some Kind of Fool" are ballads that sound like they could have been lifted from Willie Nelson's early songwriter demos. It's lazy to simply call it more mature, though Raposa himself calls this new direction "a band for his 30's," with a sound that is the result of the contributions of a group of musicians playing songs that are more suited to a live setting. Ultimately, he describes it as a more honest approach." Listen now on OPB.

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