Paul McCartney’s guitarist, Brian Ray, releases a new single with his side project, The Bayonets next Thursday (4th July).
‘Vagabond Soul’ features harmony vocals and a harmonica solo from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
Brian says, “We were joined by the Tupelo Horns in a session which really rounded out our new recording with Adam MacDougall on keys, Davey Faragher on bass and Lucrecia Lopez Sańz, Oliver and I. It’s a song whose lyric talks about the passionate journey on the long, sometimes lonely road of this life we choose.
“It’s a rockin’ soul ballad meant for you all in appreciation of all of your support, here on the world wide web and at Little Steven’s Underground Garage and affiliates worldwide & Q104, KLOS, Big105.9 and other stations across the US.”
As well as playing guitar and bass for more than a decade for the Beatles legend in both the studio and on the road, the accomplished Ray spent many years as Etta James’ musical director and guitarist. He has also worked alongside Peter Frampton, Rita Coolidge, Johnny Hallyday, Shakira and Smokey Robinson.
The Bayonets comprise Ray and Oliver Leiber, son of legendary songwriter Jerry, and features contributions from Scott Shriner (Weezer), Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello), Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes), Lucrecia López Sanz (Nube 9) and Larry Taylor (Tom Waits, Canned Heat).
The Bayonets recently played several shows in Argentina where they are proving extremely popular.
Watch below for a short clip from Steven exclaiming, “Good God almighty, who’s on a roll, it’s The Bayonets with the vagabond soul. Yeah baby, it’s cool shit…”
‘Vagabond Soul’ will be available for download from www.thebayonets.com and www.brianray.com next week.
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