“There are many Americana singers in Tennessee. It almost seems unfair to put an artist in a box… In the case of McKenna Bray, it almost does her a disservice… There are so many surprises in the songwriting, it defies any label that might suggest the Carter Family or simple folk strumming.”
The Tour Collierville Magazine
“With a sound somewhere in between Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves, her lyrics and voice are raw and straight from the soul.”
[w]hat really sets the album apart is Bray’s voice. It is no small feat to evoke the rich alto of Ronstadt, with the same unaffected, straightforward delivery that can enliven lyrics with a disarming edge. It’s understandable that she auditioned for American Idol. But really, she was too good for them. She avoids all the clichés of that game. And their loss is our gain.
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About mckenna bray
McKenna Bray, Memphis based singer-songwriter, is known for her authentic songwriting and sweet yet powerful voice. Bray has created a world of her own that blends her love for traditional roots music and modern day pop music. Her voice has been compared to the "rich alto of Ronstadt, with the same unaffected, straightforward delivery that can enliven lyrics with a disarming edge." (Alex Greene, Memphis Flyer). She has had the opportunity of performing with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, opening up for the American Authors, and performing alongside Mo Pitney & Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers. Bray is now collaborating with Milwaukee based singer-songwriter, Zach Pietrini. The two have a 5 song EP titled "Modern Love" set to release later this Summer. Sign up below to stay up to date!
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