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Thompson | Porcell

Staten Island country. That might sound oxymoronic but that’s Ray, the best country singer from the five boroughs, emigrated to the boondocks of New Hampshire in the late 60s and never left. And never stopped making music either. He’s played with a lot of major acts and was part of the great, late Joe Droukas’s Bombers and when I heard an album of his a few years ago, I asked if he’d want to try writing something together. 29 songs later, we’re just getting started. Kerrin and I shot all four seasons in our video of BRONTË BROOK, speaking of storytelling, and Ray’s sweet voice and virtuoso picking match every mood I’ve tried to capture.

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Ray Porcell
Ray Porcell | photo by Dee Caruso