Singer, songwriter, and bandleader Raymond Coats has been a staple of the NorCal music scene for decades. Regular readers of The Static Dive know the West Coast soulman from previous singles like “Carmichael Girls” and his 2022 album At it Again. The prolific recording artist is back with a soulful new groove.
Raymond Coats and his band of rhythm & blues virtuosos have entertained fans from Sacramento to San Francisco and beyond for more than forty years. Along the way he has worked with legends like Bill Withers and Michael Jackson. On his latest single, Coats pays homage to the music at the heart of all American music… the blues.
“The Blues Running Wild” is the latest single from Raymond Coats, released worldwide via all major streaming services on May 28, 2023. A jazzy electric piano trio leads this dreamy bit of downbeat Memphis-style soul. John Douglas Covert and The West Coast Groove Band accompany the singer with horns, organ, backup singers, and a smooth lead saxophone, as he sings an open love letter to the blues in his signature smooth tenor.
Check out the video below. You can also hear “The Blues Running Wild” on the Deep Indie Jazz playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Raymond Coats and dig into a deep catalog of world-class r&b, jazz, gospel, blues and soul music.