Living Blues Magazine, August 2018
"His mastery of the blues with his resonant harmonica fills, jagged-edged fingerpicking and gravel road vocals provide the perfect vehicle for ten original songs that articulate his carefully shaped imagery..." -Robert H. Cataliotti, Living Blues Magazine, August 2018 Read more here...
jazz weekly, july 2018
"Bonneville's voice is filled with oak tones, and comes off like a ramblin' man on restless material such as "Next Card to Fall" while getting into a New Orleans funk as he growls out "It'll Make a Hole in You." George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly, July 2018 Read more here...
"Few can ride a groove like Canada-born, U.S. raised Ray Bonneville." No Depression Read more here
"Brilliant and addictive..., a record that reveals new juices each time." Patrick Dallongeville, Paris Move Read more here...
B Man's Blues Report
"Bonneville weaves his tale with and interesting intertwining of musical sounds and eerie almost supernatural guitar howls. Very nice." B Man's Blues Report Read more here...
folk roots magazine
""...a potent blues cocktail..."" Folk Roots Magazine
"folk-roots gumbo... a languid Mississippi Delta groove, seasoned with smooth, weathered vocals and a propulsive harmonica wheeze." Whether performing solo or fronting a band, playing electric or acoustic guitar, Bonneville allows space between notes that adds potency to every chord, lick and lyric." Jim Withers, Montreal Gazette
The ottawa citizen
"A master of the slow burn, the gentle funk, the infectious rhythm." The Ottawa Citizen
""Bonneville creates his own powerful and unique version of the blues."" Dirty Linen
"Not prone to cliche or sentimentality, the well-traveled singer-guitarist-harmonica player stands behind the hardscrabble folks dwelling in those tuneful songs, giving voice to their yearning." Downbeat Magazine
blues blast magazine, october 2014
"Easy Gone, makes for a pleasant, late night listening experience... Ray's voice is aptly described as being like JJ Cale but ther is also some similarity with later period Dylan... John Mitchell, Blues Blast Magazine, October 27 2014
"Bad Man's Blood confirms Bonneville's stature as of Americana's foremost singer-songwriters." Austin Chronicle
music matters review
"A weathered voice, a pule of a beat, fuzzy electric guitar, growling harmonica, late-night vibe, blues-cool... it's Ray Bonneville at his best." Music Matters Review