2015 Bronze Blues & Brews Festival “Northwest Blues Event of the Year.”
Sugaray has fronted his own band since 2010, called the Sugaray Rayford Band. This band is currently made up of world-class musicians. Ralph Carter on bass who is also his writing partner, Gino Matteo on guitar, Drake Munkihaid Shiningon keyboards, Lavelle Jones on drums, Allan Walker on sax, and Gary Bivona on trumpet.
Not many singers can take us from the delta to the modern chitlin’ circuit as easily as he does. A big man with a big voice and plenty of personality…..Jazz & Blues Report 2013
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother's Greek ancestry and his father's soulful black heritage.
"Chris Cain is one of those artists that all the other artists groove to."- Blues Revue
As Trampled Under Foot wound down after 13 years, Danielle formed her own band and now makes her Concord Records solo debut with the September, 2015 release of a New Orleans-flavored, blue -soul based album Wolf Den, featuring GRAMMY®-winning producer-guitarist Anders Osborne, Galactic’s co-founding drummer Stanton Moore and her regular keyboardist Mike “Shinetop, Jr.” Sedovic.
What a year nominated 2015 BB King Entertainer of the Year & best traditional male vocalist,. box 2 runs of lowdown dirty blues the play Milwaukee & Cincinnati winners Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award Best National Recording, nominated Maple leaf awards , inducted into Arizona Blues Hall of Fame , winner coolest blues song 2015 Big city rhythm and blues winner best male vox for chefjimi awards 411 2015. 21 magazine and news write ups, 3 commercials for Honda Cadillac , Toyota & Mc Donald's. toured the world made new friends and fans and still have the love of a damn good woman and maybe one more big nomination that I will find out if I made it Dec5 ( in the running for a Grammy Nomination) wish me luck , and thank you blues world for all the love and opportunities this year ! My cup runeth over ! Wishing peace love and good karma to all have a blessed night and day.