jessica rhaye and the ramshackle parade
Jessica Rhaye and the ramshackle parade ~ BIO
“The band name Ramshackle Parade is borrowed and bent from a tune on Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros’ Streetcore album. That name feels like it’s a good fit for the sound that we came up with during the recording process of Just Like a Women – Songs of Bob Dylan”
~ JESSICA RHAYE
Who are the Ramshackle Parade?
JESSICA RHAYE (Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar)
Jessica Rhaye is an award-winning singer/songwriter/graphic artist with a career spanning 20 years, with a list of accolades including a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, multiple East Coast Music Award nominations, and Music New Brunswick awards. Jessica has graced many prestigious stages including the National Arts Centre, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, Canadian Music Café, Hotel Café, Half Moon Putney and many more.
CHRIS BRAYDON (Electric Guitar/Vocals)
Chris Braydon plays electric guitar with the Ramshackle Parade and his melodic approach provides some of the sweet feels on Just Like a Woman. Chris uses a variety of pedals along with his mystical sense of melody to create weird and beautiful sounds, like the dual cascading melodies that chime like a waterfall on Ring Them Bells. Chris is also a gifted songwriter in his own right.
SANDY MACKAY (Double Bass/Mandolin/Vocals)
Sandy plays double bass and mandolin and sings back-up on Just Like a Woman. Over a 40-year musical career, Sandy toured widely, performed on stages and streets, did theatre work, writing and recording solo and group work, most recently on the 2015 Bonnett House release.
CLINTON CHARLTON (Drums)
Clinton Charlton is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His solo releases include "These Stars We See...Are Never Gonna Fall" (2006) and "Parade" (2009) which received airplay on CBC and numerous college stations. To date Charlton has contributed to over 40 releases. Charlton is the drummer and percussionist on Just Like a Woman.
BILL PREEPER (Electric/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals)
Bill Preeper has been very content playing folk songs in kitchens, coffee houses and benefits for the last forty years while working a day job at CBC and raising a family with his wife Kathy. On Just Like a Woman, Bill plays 6 and 12 string and electric guitars, accordion and sings some back-up vocals as well.