"The ever-tasteful musician has a gift for grand musical moments that retain their intimacy... an atmospheric, emotional road well worth travelling."
- Ottawa Xpress
Sept. 15, 2014
Some excited news on my end:
I am currently busy building a recording studio overlooking a lake in the Haliburton Highlands.
It will be an inspiring space and area which will fuel the creative spirit of musicians and songwriters.
Click 'new studio' for more info.
'Fans Speak' page updated Sept. 19, 2014 (here are a few... and thanks to all of you who write me, your comments make me smile)
Ray Montford is a TONE MONSTER! And a Canadian Master of the Stratocaster!
You are a master at "opening up" a song to a melodic and powerful chorus.
Heard No One Like You on JAZZ FM yesterday and was blown away by it.
I saw you today at the Markham Jazz Fest, and you were unreal... at first it reminded me of Jeff Beck, on Blow by Blow album... I honestly was blown away.
Just discovered your fantastic music, through Candyrat on youtube. What a fantastic musician and composer you are!
Tom in Denver, Colorado, USA
"You have three elements to play music. You have to have a brain, of course. Then you have to have some heart. And finally, there has to be something burning inside your belly which makes you want to do this above and beyond everything else."
photo by Helen Wyatt