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Wed, Aug 14, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Sugaray Rayford “Human Decency” Album Release

The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $20 – $35
Sugaray Rayford "Human Decency" Album Release Wednesday, August 14 The Hook & Ladder Theater Doors 7:00pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+ Reserved Seats: $35 GA: $20 ADV / $25 DOS



The Hook and Ladder Theater

  • Doors 7:00pm :: Music 8:00pm 
  • 21+ 
  • Reserved Seats: $35
  • GA: $20 ADV / $25 DOS
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Sugaray Rayford “Human Decency” Album Release

The Hook & Ladder is proud to announce the return of Sugaray Rayford to our stage. He’s touring in celebration of his new release “Human Decency”. 

Sugaray Rayford is a man with a message, a larger than life personality, and voice to deliver it. Working with producer, songwriter Eric Corne for the past 3 albums, the soul-blues powerhouse has crafted an incendiary sound and narrative, combining classic soul melodies and funky R & B grooves with raw blues power.
The pair’s first collaboration, Somebody Save Me, earned Rayford a 2020 Grammy nomination. Later that year he took home Blues Music Awards for ‘Soul Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. Rayford’s follow up In Too Deep won a plethora of awards including the Blues Music Award for ‘Soul Blues Album of the Year.
Rayford’s new release is entitled ‘Human Decency’. The title track is a simple reminder that our similarities are stronger than our differences and in the end, there is no black or white or left or right, there are only hearts and minds.
About the leadoff single, “Run For Cover” a song that takes no prisoners, Q Magazine declares, “The bluesey soul of Rayford comes on full steam with this powerhouse single.
An all-star cast lent their talents to the album, including guitarist Rick Holmstrom and singer Saundra Williams who are both from Mavis Staples’ band, along with bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Merle Haggard).
At his core, Sugaray Rayford is a unifying force. His live shows are a party, which was evident during his electrifying performance at the 2022 Non-Commvention. Some conversations may be had, and some self-reflection may occur, but at the end of the day people leave feeling a sense of joy and togetherness.


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Wed, Aug 14, 2024
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
$20 – $35
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