Thursday, May 30, 2013

RAY MANZAREK & ROY ROGERS/Twisted Tales: Available June 18th, 2013!




“In our last meeting together before his passing, Ray and I were both very exited about the upcoming release of ‘Twisted Tales’. We signed off on the artwork and agreed that it should be released sooner than
later. So, honoring that decision, I have proceeded with the release. We both were proud of this recording and hope that people enjoy it. This recording is dedicated to Ray’s memory” 
- Roy Rogers

Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers have received no shortage of kudos since they first recorded together five years ago. Ray Manzarek’s signature keyboard sound was a cornerstone of The Doors - one of the
most iconic rock bands of the 60’s. An inductee into the Rock &Roll Hall of Fame—he certainly needs no introduction. In the pantheon of music, The Doors’ music continues to be one of the most revered rock
song catalogs of any band. Slide guitarist Roy Rogers has been lauded not only for his own recordings but for his long-time collaboration with harmonica master Norton Buffalo as well as his producing of blues icon
John Lee Hooker and folk icon Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He is well known for his unique style of slide guitar and has received 8 Grammy nominations for his work as artist and producer. 

In 2011 Manzarek-Rogers released ‘Translucent Blues’—a blues-rock collection of songs tinged with poetry and literary references. The lyrical contributions came from such diverse co-writers as Jim Carroll, Warren Zevon and poet Michael McClure, among others. ‘Twisted Tales’ draws from some of those same writers to tell very different stories.

Featured musicians are Kevin Hayes -drums formerly with the Robert Cray Band; Steve Evans -bass who has performed with the Elvin Bishop Band; and George Brooks -saxophones, who has performed with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain.

The new release is a collaboration of keyboard and guitar sounds that merge with stories, images and art. These two amazing musicians create an ‘intoxicating, plush sound that is - more than unique’. Manzarek and Rogers are seemingly an odd pairing—but their new recording unleashes a stunning musical landscape for the listener—this music will ‘take you for a ride’… There is a full-length documentary film
to be released examining their unique collaboration and friendship in depth. ‘Twisted Tales’ is destined to become a classic, not only as Ray Manzarek’s last recording, but also as a definitive work of two great

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