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Ray Davies Album Americana Out Today

Ray Davies Album 'Americana' Out Today

Ray Davies’ first solo album in almost a decade – ‘Americana’ – is out today via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment). Backed by The Jayhawks, the 15-track collection has earned early raves everywhere from Pitchfork, MOJO, NPR Music, Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal + more. Stream ‘Americana’ here: http://spoti.fi/2oZ48T1

 

Based on his 2013 memoir of the same name, ‘Americana’ weaves a unique tapestry of Davies’ experiences in the US - from his touring years with The Kinks to later in his life when he called NYC and New Orleans home. Listen to album highlight “Rock N’ Roll Cowboys” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN0SsfwaTBM

 

Davies recently sat down with NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss his complex relationship with the US, and the inextricable role it has played in his songwriting. Listen here: http://n.pr/2o2xYoy

 

Praise for ‘Americana’:

“[Davies] uses Americana to blaze a path through both America's rock’n’roll history and his own.” –Pitchfork

“’Americana is a deeply satisfying reminder that Davies remains a songwriter with a huge reach, but few equals.” - Uncut

“[Americana] upholds his prowess as a storyteller….Mr. Davies remains a master of the narrative song.” –Wall Street Journal

“[Davies’] signature sharp wit and razor-sharp insight are in full force on ‘Americana’” –Associated Press

“’Americana’ is a first class offering from one of the UK’s most feted songwriters and a worthy entry into Ray Davies’ rightfully esteemed catalog.” –American Songwriter

“A road trip from his initial dazzling exposure to glamour to home sickness….Davies has a knighthood in his pocket, but ‘Americana’ shows a man still writing to find out his place in the world.” –MOJO

“Davies’s melodic gifts remain bulletproof. In fact, he hasn’t sounded more creatively alive in years.” –Q Magazine

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