Photo by Philip Ducap
Maceo Parker: To Ray with Love
A Special Tribute to Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes
A young saxophonist from North Carolina once stood outside the Greensboro Coliseum hoping to just catch a glimpse of his idol Ray Charles. Since that time, Maceo Parker has become one of the most legendary saxophonists in funk history, and Charles’ music has remained an undeniable influence throughout his career. Maceo has included a Ray Charles cover on each one of his albums, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to go on tour with Charles in the 90s. Now, Maceo Parker pays tribute to Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes in a spectacular program honoring his hero. Over the years Maceo Parker has played with James Brown, George Clinton, Prince and his collaborations have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.