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Michael Ray Trio

ZuhG Life Presents

Michael Ray Trio

The Outcome

Wed, August 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Michael Ray Trio
Michael Ray Trio
Michael Ray is not your typical blues musician. While steeped in the genre's tradition, he is clearly the product of a different era. Combining searing guitar and primal vocals with a unique approach to lyrics and consummate musicianship, Ray's take on blues is influenced by as much by Lauren Hill and The Offspring as it is by Robert Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Picking up the guitar and harmonica as a child, Michael attended a national award winning high school music program where he performed at Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inauguration and The Monterey Jazz Festival. A commitment to music as a full time career came in 2014, resulting in a rapid ascent through Sacramento's thriving music scene. What followed was over 200 gigs in countless venues within a year that ended in a Sammie nomination. That momentum continued into 2016, which was highlighted by a sold out EP release, an appearance at Sacramento's historic Concert In The Park series, and a set opening for blues legend Robert Cray.
This year Michael is focused on playing larger venues, releasing exciting new content and touring the west coast. A studio Ep will be released in April, followed by a full album by the end of the year.
The Outcome
The Outcome
Nobody could’ve predicted The Outcome when multi-instrumental singer/songwriter Jesse Sizemore witnessed his future bandmates playing at Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub in Sacramento. Drawn together by a shared passion for musical integrity coupled with a desire to push each other beyond the conventions of modern music, the foursome are well on their way to unleashing a barrage of meticulously crafted neo-rock songs on the Northern California music scene.

In 2014, singer/songwriter/guitarist Quinn Hedges, drummer Andy Dibben, and bassist Mike Strickland teamed up to perform at a few local venues. With obvious musical chemistry between them, the three began a new project to collaboratively write original riff-based tunes. Having met Jesse at his day job, and recognizing a wealth of talent and creative potential, Andy invited his co-worker to watch the trio perform. Immediately impressed, Jesse introduced some of his original pop-oriented material to the group and instantly the trio transformed into a quartet thenceforth known as The Outcome.

Jesse’s approachable songwriting style seemed to meld seamlessly with Quinn’s more elaborate composition method, which led the group to begin churning out challenging yet palatable tunes. Andy and Mike provide the big, grooving backbeats and tasty, melodic bass lines over which effects addicts Jesse and Quinn create the textural atmospherics and searing guitar leads that define the band’s sound. With distinct yet complementary singing styles, Quinn and Jesse share lead vocal duties, adding to the band’s diverse interpretation of modern rock.

As they began to amass a plethora of new songs, the four decided to refine their focus and bring a handful of their new tunes to the recording studio. After recording their first demo, the band was honored to receive praise from owner of Pus Cavern recording studio Joe Johnston, calling them, “the upper echelon of musicians I have worked with for sure.”

As they embark on their quest to share their craft, this ambitious team of soundsmiths are looking to the Sacramento music scene and beyond, with hopes to build an avid fan base with whom they can connect musically and emotionally. Continually pushing each other to new musical heights, The Outcome endeavor to hone a distinct and memorable sound that will set them apart from countless other gifted artists who call California their home.
Venue Information:
Momo Lounge
2708 J Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816