Ray's Vast Basement

Release Details

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Roots, Folk and Country
Tony Brooke's Role: 
Tony Brooke's Role: 
Audio Recording Engineer
Tony Brooke's Role: 
Audio Mixing Engineer

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.

This cassette-only release had the following tracks:

Side One

1. Darkness I
2. With Your Stone
3. Swan Of Vancouver
4. Footprints to the Barn
5. The Blue Ant

Side Two

6. Grey
7. Sir Francis Drake
8. She Is My Diary
9. My Hometown
10. Darkness II


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Ray's Vast Basement 1997 album cover
Ray's Vast Basement 1997 album liner notes