The 2000 album "On the Banks of The Time" by Ray's Vast Basement was produced by Jon Bernson and Tony Brooke. The album was recorded and mixed by Tony Brooke at Silent Way (except "Above The Saloon" and "Late", recorded by Dave MacGillis and mixed by Tony Brooke).
After the album's release in May of 2000, it drew much critical acclaim, then national exposure on the syndicated radio program "World Cafe" (many plays during the second half of 2000, and a live-in-station appearance on 1/11/2001). The album was re-released in 2004 with a new cover and package.
Ray's Vast Basement brings us musical fiction about the Northern California coastal town of Drakesville, its slightly bent residents and the town's underground cave. The cave has had a long history, including a stint as a hidden speakeasy run by Ray McKelvy. Jon Bernson has been performing the Ray's Vast Basement project since 1994, with numerous theatrical and musical variations on his intricate world. Many releases and live incarnations have enchanted and baffled legions of fans in and of The Basement.
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