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Ferreira / Gray / Ballou

Featuring Devin Gray on drums, Dave Ballou on trumpet, and Ryan Ferreira on guitar

Devin Gray’s new trio adds another layer to his creative compositions intertwined with expressive improvisations. Socialitics trio consists of three inquisitive sound artists for whom all sound is indicative of the modern sonic experience. 

Gray is the center of this new musical relationship having lasting bonds with each Ballou and Ferreira but this is the first time the trumpeter and guitarist have joined forces. Gray and Ballou have been playing together for over 15 years, appearing on record and tours with many different bands. Their most known collaboration is the Dirigo Rataplan quartet with titans of jazz, Michael Formanek and Ellery Eskelin.

2012 devingraymusic.bandcamp.com/album/dirigo-rataplan-i
2018 devingraymusic.bandcamp.com/album/dirigo-rataplan-ii

Gray and Ferreira also have similar connectivity through their deep Brooklyn/NYC roots going back to many shared and collective touring and recording projects starting in 2011. Their most known continued experiences are with the Fashionable Pop Music band featuring bassist Chris Tordini and fellow guitar guru Jonathan Goldberger. 

2016 devingraymusic.bandcamp.com/album/fashionable-pop-music

Experiences like this trio’s live performances can never truly be fully realized digitally, but only until the sound waves move you from the same room. What is the result of this collaborative music making? It is highly recommended to applaud the modern pun name of the group by attending their concerts, as this is, above all, “social music.” devingraymusic.com

Event location:

The Red Room Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore MD 21218 USA

The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.