Ray Boudreaux
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Ray Boudreaux

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Blues Soul




"The Voice Recap: Do You Believe in Life After Blake (After Blake) (After Blake)?"

1. Team Blake: Ray Boudreaux defeats Monika Leigh on “Some Kind of Wonderful” | I went into this battle completely #TeamMonika over #TeamWhosThatDudeAgain?, but as Adam pointed out, Ray showed a lot of skill in the Battles that simply wasn’t evident in the Blinds. Dude has a huge range, a tone that soothes like a backscratcher and what appears to be a genuine understanding of the blues (despite having a ridiculously cute toddler daughter). Xtina was right that Monika was less consistent with her pitch and phrasing, but there’s still something hypnotic about her voice that makes me refuse to give up on her competitive fortunes. Paired with a fellow blues brother like Cee Lo, she could just as easily emerge as the Season 5 dark horse as she could get flushed during the Knockouts. - TVLine.com

"Ray Boudreaux’s New Single, Even If I Tried, Now Available"

Ray Boudreaux dropped his fresh, soul dripping new single called Even If I Tried.

“I’ve been working towards this day for what feels like an eternity. Persistence is a virtue even more so than patience, I’ve learned a great deal about both in waiting anxiously for this day. Hope my local people can come out and help me celebrate the release of my very first original tune at City Bar Downtown. For the rest of the fans that stuck by, we’ll be seeing you guys soon I promise. Thanks for hanging in there.” -Ray Boudreaux

More about Ray:

Top 8 Finalist on NBC’s The Voice Season 5. Intertwined sparsely between Cajun French and Zydeco music Ray heard as a boy on a local Louisiana music station, Boudreaux found himself drawn to certain songs that were rich in blue-eyed soul singing, heavy handed with organs and saxophone solos, and it was this music, these 50’s and 60’s bayou soul love songs, or “Swamp Pop,” as the genre is referred to, onto which he latched himself.

At seventeen, Ray declined offers for college athletic scholarships to play music professionally, turning down his parents’ offer of a first car in exchange for his first guitar. By the time he was 20, he was regularly playing paid gigs. - 1063 Radio Lafayette


First Train EP



Ray Boudreaux is a soul singer/songwriter from South Louisiana who finished in the top 7 on season 5 of NBC's The Voice. Ray's debut EP, "First Train", was released in April and reached the number 2 slot on ITunes Singer-Songwriter charts. First Train was recorded at Grammy powerhouse Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA, and was selected specifically for their employment of vintage recording equipment and techniques synonymous with the Muscle Shoals, Stax Records, Motown, and Swamp Pop sounds that Ray grew up listening to. This record is the perfect blend of all of these influences combined for a truly soulful music experience.Since First Train's release, Ray has been traveling doing shows with the likes of Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, The Spin Doctors, Philip Bailey(Earth, Wind, and Fire), and Jason Scheff(Chicago) to name a few. As well as donating his time to various charities across the country entertaining guests at Charity/Celebrity Golf Tournaments such as Monday After Masters, Bill Murray Brother’s Caddyshack,  Pro-Am Jam and (Russell) Wilson Celebrity Invitational while writing and gearing up to record his sophomore release.

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