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Saturday, July 12 • 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Dr. Hook Featuring Ray Sawyer

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Ray Sawyer is the spirited, eye-patched lead singer of the group Dr. Hook, renown for the breakthrough song, "Cover of the Rolling Stone", a tune that reached international superstar status in the '70s and '80s. Ray has been touring the world, since the break-up of the original band in 1984, with a new band and a new twist to his familiar sound. His current style is harder edged and more soulful than his previous country-rock and pop efforts, yet the humour is still there.  

Born and raised in Alabama, Ray's style is indelibly marked by blending the black and white Southern music that kept Alabama dance halls and clubs hopping. His trademark eye patch was acquired following an auto accident in 1967 that left him without his right eye and kept him laid up for two years. When he was back on his feet, Ray set out for Los Angeles in 1968, working his way back east to New York where the nucleus of Dr. Hook was formed in time to record the score to a Dustin Hoffman film "Who is Harry Kellerman (and why is he saying those terrible things about me)".

Accumulating 60 Gold & Platinum Records worldwide with Dr. Hook, Ray still travels the world with his band. He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in April 2005. With an abundance of on-stage energy and a prankish sense of humour, an unmistakable voice and image, and a unique ability to reflect his good times in good music, Ray Sawyer is definitely a song stylist of the first order. 


Saturday July 12, 2014 9:30pm - 10:45pm EDT
Black Sheep Stage

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