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    Features a beautiful triple wallet-style sleeve, designed by orangecap. Ray will sign, with any personal requests i.e. happy birthday etc

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What If 04:56
Shine On 05:23
Life Rocks 04:19
Make A Wish 02:48
Havana 05:05
Secret Place 04:28
Summer Ride 04:55


This album was made by a small and dedicated team, over the course of almost two years and the writing was realized over the last five, since the release of a fragile balance in 2007. Terry (Brown) and I have been friends for 20 years and we've talked about working on my music together, for the last ten. Well, we finally did and we are thrilled with what we cooked up in the kitchen! My friends and bandmates Ben Riley (drums) and Tom Lewis (bass) played some really amazing stuff and we hope you dig it as much as we did making it!!


released November 7, 2012

Vintage Is Now is an evocative collection of tunes engaging and inviting the listener into a visceral and melodic odyssey.  While rooted in the Canadian guitarist's distinctive sound, Vintage celebrates Ray's early rock/blues influences and everything in between, creating a sonic journey of depth and character.  Produced by veteran Terry Brown (early Rush/Max Webster) and Montford, this album also finds the band, rounded out by ace musicians Ben Riley and Tom Lewis, fusing together a mystical and collective interplay, with great grooves and delicious tones.

There is something to be said about someone having the courage to release an instrumental album in 2012, and looking to make a dent in the pop-drenched landscape of the music world.  Ray Montford, the virtuoso guitarist and Canada's own aficionado of the 6 string, has done just that and done it with great style, grace, and conviction.
His 11 track and sixth studio album - "Vintage Is Now" - is as beautiful a collection of guitar lead compositions as it is raw and uninhibited.  Picture a journey on a magic carpet ride over a turbulent and roaring sea while laying on pillows of silk and down, flying through the white capped waves.  Opium dreams you say?  Well Montford knows exactly how to evoke these grandiose visions with his flawless playing and keep you in a state of unencumbered sensory bliss the whole way through.
Could Ray Montford be Canada's own Jeff Beck?  With this gift of an album where so many emotions are touched on throughout, one has to think he may just be carving out his own path as a guitarist and letting his playing do the talking.  Perhaps no one could ever fill the shoes of the guitar gods of the past but it doesn't seem that Ray has set out to achieve this shadow goal.  His playing is unique, honest, and still enthusiastic which is rare these days as instrumentals go.  His love for the guitar shines through the music which in essence keeps you, as the listener, so connected to his playing. His songs become the canvas of ones imagination and boldly paint a vision where voice and lyrics have no place over the roar of one man and his guitar.  



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Ray Montford Wakefield, Québec

Ray Montford’s original pieces are characterized by a wild and raw beauty. Often inspired by the human condition, his instrumental compositions paint haunting
canvasses that are rich in imagery, taking the listener on an unforgettable journey. Ray finds countless ways to convey emotion through his compositions and soulful playing, letting his guitar sing and wring emotion from every note.
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