“A local band creating quite a bit of buzz as of late, Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses, are slated to release their debut album Then and Now in early December. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the group’s front man Matt Ray for an informal chat about music, and the group’s upcoming CD release.”
"By Centerstage MN host Doug MacRostie. It's not too often that the debut release from a band is a double CD, but Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses aren't typical. Complete with washtub bass, harmonica, washboard, spoons, guitar, fiddle and banjo, these guys are a high energy string band from the Iron Range playing roots, Americana, and old time music with a modern twist. Matt Ray will be joining me this week on Centerstage MN to talk about the new album "Then and Now". The first CD, "Then", is a collection of traditional tunes they reworked for modern times. Songs that defined their time and built the foundation of the music we hear today. The second CD, "Now", is all original tunes with that same throw-back style under contemporary currents. "