We’ve been invited to play the pre-show scene — “the Pavilion” — at the Ford Theater in Hollywood in support of their event “Rock Out! for Jail Guitar Doors” Friday, Sept. 6. Doors open at 8:00 — we hold forth outside starting around 6:00 — come early, stay long, and then, as they say — Rock Out! More deets here:
We’re busting it, folks, and bursting with excitement to share the new music with you… Watch this space: PRE-RELEASE SINGLE,
Have a look at this, friends:
From a subscriber:
Charles and Ray – Just heard your song “W.A.B.” in the latest issue of “Sing Out!” Fantastic – can’t remember hearing a song with those kind of lyrics and music since the sixties! Bought your EP and am looking forward to your next one. Keep up the great music!
7:00 – 10:00 PM, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., 310.450.6052 http://www.grassrootsacoustica.org/
Ranchers for Peace are Charles & Ray Duncan, a father/daughter duo from the Central Coast of CA with a fresh take on acoustic folk-rock they’ve termed “neo-hippie protest music.” Thoughtful songwriting, heartfelt harmonies, and jangly guitar/harmonica unite for a re-birth of that change-the-world attitude heard blowing in the wind during the Summer of Love.
“Hot and getting hotter.”
“…terrific songwriters … great performers,
and, best of all, a message worth listening to.”
– Glen Starkey, New Times (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Join friends and alumni from Santa Lucia School for this backyard concert featuring Nicole Stromsoe & Dorian Michael with Ken Hustad and Darrell Voss (R&B, Soul and Jazz), & Ranchers For Peace with Ray and Charles Duncan. Catered dinner, dessert and non alcoholic drinks. All for just $50 per person. * Ticket reservations MUST be made in advance *
Join us for an intimate evening in our favorite new North Coast venue, in celebration of our first EP, “Tell All The World.” Reservations recommended.
Having campaigned steadily since their debut last fall, the Ranchers are now finalizing their first batch of recordings — a seven-song EP, “Tell All The World” — for release June 9 in concert at the Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo. A busy summer continues with a set at the Live Oak Festival, June 16 (in Santa Barbara County). Meanwhile, their March release of free download “Walking Around Black” — their response to the Trayvon Martin killing — was selected by the editors of the venerable Sing Out! Magazine http://www.singout.org/magazine.html for their upcoming issue. A second EP is planned for fall, followed by a trip to Europe: an energetic conclusion to their Year One which will find the Ranchers out where they belong, riding the range of possibilities and doing what they can to make giving a damn cool again.
Launching our new EP — our 2nd — this week as we pack up for the Live Oak Music Festival. Listen, enjoy, share widely — and thanks for giving a damn.
Snow falling at the Delta Chelsea as we prepare to head for the airport: thanks to all who helped us on our way, and all who made us welcome here…
Waking up late on the day of our official showcase at Folk Alliance Toronto — high spirits, high times, happy neighbors on all sides in the hotel had us up ’til after 5:00 this morning. Coffee has never been more welcome, here past noon as I attempt to get underway.
There’s a needle-in-a-haystack feeling about this Conference — a haystack comprised of two thousand other artists clamoring for attention, the needle being that one elusive meaningful connection that makes the trip worthwhile. A mysterious process — many possible turns throughout the day, panels to attend, concerts, jams, hallways, elevators — no way to know which turn to take while navigating the choices. We feel guided, we feel sent — an elevator ride, a cup of tea, an obscure afternoon seminar have each led to important connections. We’ve played rooms with one person in attendance — who then turns out to be the person in charge of this or that record label, Festival, studio, etc. We’ve made favorable impressions on influential people at every turn — no way yet to know how their influence may play out or to what possible advantage for the Ranch.
We’ve heard some great music, met some great people, sung in the hall with Scottish R&B quartet Kilmarnock, and got schooled in the blues by Les Copeland — bad-ass of the North, and new true friend. We’re bringing home fistfuls of business cards, and ear-fulls of CDs, and it will be a while — maybe forever — before their significance is fully realized. Faces, voices, hearts and minds — a full-immersion kaleidoscope of human creative effort, ragged and real — that’s life at Folk Alliance. That’s life.
And so on we go to tonight: our Official Showcase, about six hours from now, followed by a long night upstairs in the rooms, three more gigs from 11:00 to 3:00 AM — doing what we can, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Planet Earth, to make giving a damn cool again.
Still trying to pay for it (and for production of our upcoming EP, “Not Alone”), with just one day to go on our fundraiser too:
Thanks to all for your support and good wishes — both are more helpful to us now than you may ever know.
From Canada, in gratitude — Chas. & Ray, R4P
Join us live, then stick around for chat-room after — love to hear from you
– thanks: R4P
We’re running to LAX tomorrow morning, playing showcases at the Delta/Chelsea Toronto tomorrow night, Wed. Feb. 20
SIX DAYS to go on our Indiegogo fundraiser: let’s see what we can do to rock that thing out to the finish line — thanks — and stay tuned for updates from Canada…