Sugaray Rayford - The One and Only... | KNKX
  • October 20
  • Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle
  • October 20, 2018
  • Category: Live Music: Blues

Event Details

  • October 20, 2018
  • 8:00 pm
  • $20-$30
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Event Description

When Sugaray belts out a song, you not only hear it, you feel it. The excitement in the room is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer. His dynamic voice is large just like the man. With his old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass can be heard. At 6’5” he is a big man, but he moves with grace and energy. His fluid dance steps will remind you of the Legendary James Brown.

Sugaray has fronted his own band since 2010, called the Sugaray Rayford Band. This band is currently made up of world-class musicians who tour extensively internationally: Gino Matteo on guitar, Drake "Munkihaid" Shining on keyboards, Alan Markel on bass, Lavell Jones on drums, and Allan Walker on sax. Ralph Carter is Suga's writing partner, joining the band on bass for live gigs on occasion, and Jade Bennett performs back up vocals on many projects.

Sugaray was nominated for 4 awards for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards in 2018: Soul Blues Album - The World That We Live In, Soul Blues Male Artist, Instrumentalist - Vocals, and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.