La Hora Del Blues, December 2018

"...Ray Bonneville’s voice, guitars and harmonica are well supported by some good musicians who really contribute to create a music that could be described like gun powder or opium, because sometimes it sounds flaming and explosive and other times languid and melodic, but always inside the frame of an elegant tasteful country folk he performs with a mastery technique. VERY GOOD." -Vicente Zúmel, La Hora Del Blues, December 2018 (loosely translated from Spanish)  Read more here...

Blues Byte, November 2018

"Bonneville’s songs are marvelous, telling stories and painting vivid images of a wide assortment of characters. Some of these tales are so personal that they have to come from personal experience. The sparse arrangements fit perfectly, and Bonneville’s nimble guitar work and weathered vocals are as essential as the songs are to At King Electric, a wonderful release which should find a place in any music fan’s collection." -Graham Clarke, Blues Byte, November 2018 Read more here...

Baltimore Blues Society, October 2018

"Like his restrained grooves which rarely hurry, Bonneville's wise and world-weary voice carries a natural gravity that commands attention... Depending on how the light hits this set, shades of J.J. Cale and post-Dire Straits Mark Knopfler can be heard. That said, in a just world, Ray Bonneville's rootsy run-ins with flesh-and-blood strife would be a household name." -Dennis Rozanski, Baltimore Blues Society, October 2018

Blues Magazine, October 2018

"Fans of Tom Waits, Chuck E. Weiss and J.J. Cale pay attention because here comes a singer/songwriter, who can effortlessly join this row." -Peter Marinus, Blues Magazine, October 2018 Read more here...

Blues Music Magazine, October 2018

"The oughta-be a hit in this is "South Of The Blues," a journeyman musician's credo if there is one. Or the spectral sounding "The Day They Let Me Out," or maybe "Codeine." Bonneville's cautionary tale that brings to mind Cale's "Cocaine."... If he comes anywhere near you, and you like musicians who can hold a stage by themselves, do catch him live." -Bill Wasserzieher, Blues Music Magazine, October 2018 Read more here...

Twangville, September 2018

"Listening to Ray Bonneville’s spartan lyrics evokes images of freight yards, open prairies and empty dwellings. His masterful, moody songs on At King Electric  embody the spirit of the North American continent he has wandered for decades." -Bill Willcox, Twangville, September 2018 Read more here...

Elmore Magazine, September 2018

"Bonneville strips his bluesy Americana down to its essentials and steeps it in a humid, Southern vibe, creating a compelling poetry of hard living and deep feeling." Elmore Magazine, September 2018 Read more here...

no depression, september 2018

"His vocals have a generally relaxed feel in them, almost the languid movement of warm water as it slowly moves on its laid back journey.  Give a listen to South of The Blues, as it rolls along in no particular hurry to reach a destination.  It is the music at all times that stays front and center and oft times reflects the feeling in the song and a good example here is, Codeine, as it seems to amble in its direction." -Bob Gottlieb, No Depression, September 2018 Read more here...

The austin chronicle, september 2018

"Ray Bonneville's ninth studio LP kicks off deceptively dark and low in the slow-bruising blues of "Waiting on the Night," but that's where the decadelong Austinite shines. The Canadian pushes a journeyman's patience and confidence, guitar lines cutting deep but never flashy, and a voice just rough enough to bleed experience. At King Electric picks up groove as it progresses, with "South of the Blues" and "It'll Make a Hole in You" licking suave rhythms that kick back to 2008's Goin' by Feel, while "Codeine" grinds the grit of 2011's Bad Man's Blood and "Papachulalay" lays down New Orleans swagger. Bonneville's honed character narratives climax with "The Day They Let Me Out," but the understated, soulful "Tender Heart" stands as the LP's highlight, a potential blowout hit behind the right vocalist." - Doug Freeman, The Austin Chronicle, September 2018 Read more here...

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