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Title:
Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer
When:
Thu, Mar 13
Where:
Lethbridge
Category:
Country

Description

Time: 9 p.m.

Tickets:$25

 The legendary pop/rock/country group Dr. Hook will take to the stage in Joe’s Garage on Thursday, March 13th. The band known as Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show compiled a string of hits in the 70’s and 80’s. Songs like Sylvia’s Mother, On the Cover of the Rolling Stone, Only Sixteen, Sexy Eyes, and When You’re In Love With a Beautiful Woman are just a few of the band’s classics, all of which were million seller singles. The concert will feature original front man for Dr. Hook, Ray Sawyer. Ray sings with an intensity and sense of conviction that truly moves audiences. His trademark eyepatch resulted from a 1967 auto accident which left him without his right eye, but only intensifies his on stage presence.

The Dr. Hook with Ray Sawyer concert will start at 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 13th in Joe’s Garage. Tickets for the event are $25 each, and can be purchased at Average Joe’s Sports Bar at 420 6th Street South or on line at www.thejoe.ca. For more information call 403-942-2563.

For More Information or Interview Requests Please Contact:

Tim Carter, General Manager, Average Joe’s Sports Bar – (403) 942-2563

Ray Sawyer, the spirited, eye patched lead singer of the group Dr. Hook, whose soulful and sometimes comic vocals fronted the bands breakthrough to the “Cover Of The Rolling Stone” an international superstar status in the early 70′s and 80′s, has been touring the United States, Canada and Countries Overseas, since the break-up of the Band in 1984 ,with a new band and a new twist to his familiar sound. Ray‘s current style is harder edged and more soulful then his previous country-rock and pop efforts, through future releases will show the humor is still there.

Born and raised in Alabama , Ray got his first job as a professional musician at age 14 playing drums with a local band. His style was indelibly marked by blending the black and white Southern music that kept Alabama dance halls and clubs hopping. When Ray grew up playing music in Mobile, you play either Country or Rythm & Blues , though down there they are just about the same thing,its two races talking about their lives, Ray explains. Developing a style that extracted honesty and emotion-the best traits of both Country & R&B. Ray sings with an intensity and sense of conviction that truly moves an audience.

His trademark eye patch was acquired following a 1967 auto accident that left him without his right eye and kept him laid back for two years. When he was back on his feet, Ray set out for Los Angeles in 1968, working his way back east to New York where the nucleus of Dr. Hook was formed in time to record the score to a Dustin Hoffman film “Who is Harry Kellerman (and why is he saying those terrible things about me)”.

Accumulating 60 Gold & Platinum Records worldwide with Dr. Hook, He has gained the confidence of a seasoned entertainer, Ray still to this day travels the World with his Band. His son Cayce has been touring with him since he was 13 playing percussion and singing background vocals in the show. Now he is the Drummer for the band.Ray has had the Honor of being Inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall Of Fame” in April 2005. With an abundance of stage energy, and prankish sense of humor, an unmistakable voice and image, and a unique ability to reflect his good times in good music, Ray is definitely a song stylist of the first order, and never was it more evident…

 

Venue

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Venue:
The Place
Street:
420 - 6 Street South
ZIP:
T1J 2B8
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

Description

The place is an arcade/nightclub— 420 - 6 Street South.

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