Americana Singer/Songwriter, Jeff Ray, has put together a compilation of Americana, Country and pure soul over his latest and recent album release, ‘Our Little Town’. Dedicating the lead single track to a dear friend who committed suicide, “Somebody’s Cryin” is a bone-chilling work of musical art that simultaneously raises awareness and leaves Jeff’s heart worn on his sleeve while he continues to grieve. The track was written by his late friends, James, who is smiling down from heaven as Jeff dials in to his heart and heals psychological scars.
‘Our Little Town’ opens with the self-titled track that brings up warm feelings of living in a cozy town and admiring a neighborhood gal that is full of small town soul. The second track, “I Wish I Had A Girl” is as vulnerable as the title reads and tells a tale of how Jeff is out to share his life with a simple yet cultured lady who has a realistic perspective on life. The fourth track, “Ride Into The Sunset”, is a track for a long, top-down cruise into the unknown while thinking about your life journey without being in a remote hurry. Closing with “She Ain’t You”, it is apparent that Jeff has a special someone on his mind who isn’t afraid to pass wine for the water of life.
Jeff Ray keeps ‘Our Little Town’ furthest away from the shallow end while teaching listeners how to swim and embrace what life has to offer exactly as it is. Dialing down to the basics of what Jeff perceives to be a full life, ‘Our Little Town’ is a keen album abounding with insight and a breath of life in the midst of a storm. Stay true to your roots and muse over what truly matters with Jeff Ray on Bandcamp.