Boo Ray just released his fifth album Sea of Lights last Friday. His sound of that classic country mixed with an outlaw vibe and emotion run strong throughout every song. Evoking sounds reminiscent of those who has greatly influenced the musician such as Kristofferson, Jerry Reed and Gram Parsons. When listening you can see those bright lights and dark, honky-tonk bars as clear as the southern words that pour from his mouth. The first track “Redneck Rock & Roll” is exactly what is promised, screaming electric guitars, heavy drums. “Sea of Lights” is a bit autobiographical, it’s his story and his struggle. The instruments in the songs give a nostalgic sentiment, his voice pouring his heart and soul into his songs. “One More Round” slows things down a bit, giving you a sense of that longing in the story of the song.
“Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. “I’ve been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we’re all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album.”