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Ray Scott with Jonathan Parker

Thursday, October 01
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
$18 to $150

Ray Scott Acoustic, Thursday October 1, 2020 at The Blind Tiger, Doors at 7pm show at 8pm, Ray Scott

RAY SCOTT

Nowhere Near Done
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BIOGRAPHY
As a collection the
six
songs
on
Ray Scott’s new EP
Nowhere Near Done
will
reach
through your speakers and punch you in the heart. Individually
they
‘ll
either
make you dance
,
cry or push down so hard on the gas pedal you
could
end up with a speeding ticket on your way
home.
It only takes the first two songs
,
‘Bottle of Whiskey’
and ‘Better as I Go’
to showcase
Ray’s
elite
songwriting skills. Not afraid to own up to his
real

life transgressions
,
Ray gets real
about losing one wife to divorce and wanting to be a better man for the next.
He
may
be
the one
sing
ing
those things
out
loud,
but thousands of us
know those same
mistakes
all too
well.

Y
ou can’t be afraid to be honest
.
Y
ou’re
either
going to be honest and real enough for
people to be drawn to you or you’re too scared and people
won’t
give a shit. Someti
mes it’s fun
and jokes but sometimes it’s talking about things that cut deep.

Both those
songs
are deeply personal.
You can’t write
a
song
like

Bottle of Whiskey

any other way. I
wrote it
from
the perspective of the whiskey talking to me,
but people relate to
the emotion of it
.

All those years that you spent drunk,
back
when you lost your wife. I was there
but man that was your fault, it damn sure wasn’t mine. I didn’t hold a gun to your head and
pour myself in you. Y
ou just love
d
me mo
re than her
and you know that’s the truth
.

That
really
kicks people in the
gut
. I was talking to
myself,
but
a lot of people have been there too.

That’s not to say there isn’t fun on this
EP
.
T
here isn’t a chance in hell

Big Ol’ World

won’t fill
a
dance floor and

I Will

will have every beer in the joint hoisted high in the air.
Twice.
But t
hat’s the beauty of
Nowhere Near Done
and the bigger body of work Ray Scott has
created over the years.
His s
ongs
attract a different kind of a
udience
.

I grew up on country music that was deep rooted, gut wrenching and moved me enough
to want to do this for a living. It was about adult shit
and that was the beauty of it. That was the
art of it.
It
was somebody taking their heart, ripping it
out and laying it on the table for everyone
to see. For the most part
,
I don’t hear that
on
country
radio
these days.

“I feel like I’m entering a sweet spot of knowing who I am and how I want things to be.