After several rock'n'blues albums, this artist from Sioux City (Iowa) has released a country music album spiced up with americana sauce and sprinkled with southern intonations. And the result is delectable! Thereby, the swamp-country song "Band of gypsies" sounds very "southern", probably because of this sticky slide, and lets point out some accents to the Lynyrd Skynyrd. We fall in love with the slow melodic ballad " His steel guitar ", a tribute to Don Ray's father who played this instrument. We fall in love with the slow melodic ballad " His steel guitar ", a tribute to Don Ray's father who played this instrument. "Texas" (a medium tempo country/honky tonk track), "The heartland" (a fast country/americana track) and the superb ballade "See you in heaven" also stand out. The rest of the album is made up of very beautiful songs embellished by Ray's voice, tailor-made for country music. A record for lovers of authentic music.