If you haven’t caught Ray Prim live then you’re truly missing something special. The Austin-based, singer-soulwriter and his backing seven-piece create live entertainment that is soulful, passionate and nothing short of comedic as the wisecracking Prim often imparts his questionable wisdom between tracks. Whether contemplating America’s Devine uncertainty on ‘Since ‘88’, throwing a one finger salute ‘To Whom it May Concern’, or simply swapping humorous banter between songs, Ray Prim & Band click on all cylinders as each section pulls its own weight to create blissful soul harmonies. This band is complete and an absolute must-see.
Recent Black Fret grant recipients, Prim and his band have been putting that money to good use developing their latest studio album set to release in September. You can also hear the band recreate that live enthusiasm on wax with their recently released Live at Strange Brew Lounge Side album available now.
Ray Prim & Band hit the sweltering stage at Shady Grove last Thursday for a jam-packed Unplugged at The Grove session. Photography Corey Mendez caught the band dishing a few soul jams and plenty of laughs.
Photos By: Corey Mendez