Thursday, January 23, 2014

An Evening with Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2

A music writer and multi-instrumentalist, Barbee released his debut EP on Galaxia records in 2003, Triumphant Procession, a collection of jazz-influenced instrumental tracks which Barbee produced and engineered at home.
His 2005 release, In Full View, also on Galaxia, featured guests appearances by drummers Doug Scharin (of HiM and June of 44) and Carlos de la Garza (formerly of Reel Big Fish). Barbee plays guitar, bass guitar, drums, harp and xylophone.
In March 2007, Ray Barbee recorded in Japan with the Mattson 2. That recording became Ray Barbee Meets The Mattson 2, a collaboration melding the guitar/drums of the Mattson 2 with Ray Barbee playing additional guitar. When playing live together, Ray sometimes assumes a dual bass line/lead role (both on his guitar) during the set.
Ray is also known for his live performance solo work using looping delay pedals and drum machines.
His music has been featured on NPR and has been used in a number of surf videos.

See the show in Denver on Thursday, January 30th. Brought to you by 303 Boards and the 1 Up.

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