Saturday, December 18, 2010

Artist: Ray Lyell & The Storm, Album: Ray Lyell & The Storm, Song: Another Man's Gun

"Running from another man's gun.  That's how the west was won, running from another man's gun."  Ray Lyell is a singer songwriter from St.Catherines, Ontario.  He rose to prominence in the late eighties after winning a local radio station (HTZ Fm) talent contest.  He formed the backing band, the Storm, and released their self titled, major label debut in 1989 with Spy Records/A&M.  The album featured a number of successful singles, including this one entitled, Another Man's Gun.  Soon Lyell found himself touring with some of the biggest names in Canadian rock at the time (Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles, Luba, Glass Tiger).  The album also did well in Australia which resulted in a tour but was never released in the US.  He would release 3 more albums between 1993 and 2006 before focusing his attention on vocal teaching.  He still lives and works in the area and you can follow him at http://www.raylyell.com/.  Another Man's Gun was a perfect hybrid of rock and country and it allowed him an audience on both sides of the musical spectrum.  His discography is available for download on Itunes.  You can watch the video for Another Man's Gun on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8q40IsrUI).  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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