Evening Concert - Kennedy Outdoor Theater
Bonneville calls himself a North American. Born in
Canada, he moved to the Boston area in his early
teens where he started playing guitar and harmonica.
His last 30 or so years have seen him seeking
adventure and playing music throughout the world.
Being a dual citizen allows him the freedom to live
between Montreal Canada, and Austin Texas.
Bonneville is a distinctive artist, a man who cooks
up a deep groove, blending a unique percussive
electric guitar style, a weathered voice, and
soulful rack harmonica into image provoking songs
that can be believed. His thumb pulses and thumps,
his index finger hooks and brushes out a melody, and
his hand slaps the guitar for a snare-like effect.
He sometimes uses a slide, always plays through a
Fender tube amp, and brings his foot down on an
amplified piece of plywood on the floor for added
percussion. It is a powerful and visceral sound with
a lot of forward momentum.
more information on the Ray, visit www.raybonneville.com