Album Release - I Dream of Water - November 15, 2019

Photo by David Dodson

Katy Hobgood Ray

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Folk Rock / Americana

New album out Fall 2019

I Dream of Water, a collection of original songs written by Katy Hobgood Ray and Dave Ray, will be available on the Out Of The Past Label on November 15, 2019. Inspired by events in coastal regions and cities along the great rivers of the USA, the album is both social commentary and personal reflection on how increasingly intense storms and rising waters are affecting daily life, futures, hopes, and dreams.   

Produced by Greg Spradlin and recorded at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock and Marigny Studios in New Orleans, the album incorporates elements from the Delta blues, gospel, country, and jazz.

About Dave & Katy

Dave and Katy met in 2001 at a songwriter’s night in Shreveport, Louisiana—their hometown. Both write songs in the Americana/folk rock/country vein. In 2003, the couple moved to New Orleans,  and over the years they've continued to perform at coffeeshops and small venues, collaborating in various bands.

Dave and Katy are members of Friends of Leadbelly, a group of musicians dedicated to promoting the legacy of north Louisiana songwriter Huddie Ledbetter. And over the last few years, Katy has become known for her work in children's music with Confetti Park, and has performed at numerous festivals including French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest. 

Katy also sings with Steve Howell & the Mighty Men out of the Ark-La-Tex area,  who perform country blues and early jazz standards. This musical friendship was first established in 2002. (Both Dave and Katy sing on their album Good As I Been to You.) These are the musicians behind the new release, I Dream of Water.

In 2018, Dave and Katy took jobs based in Memphis, and are currently living between Memphis and New Orleans. They wrote this album with perspective and reflection on their experiences in their beloved Louisiana.

I Dream of Water is their first official release together.  


Saturday, Oct. 19

Lead Belly Graveside Jam

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Shiloh Baptist Church, Mooringsport

Event Details

Saturday, Oct. 19

Lead Belly Graveside Jam

Annual celebration of Friends of Leadbelly at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Mooringsport, La. North Louisiana musicians will gather at Huddie Ledbetter’s grave to perform his music. DETAILS

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Shiloh Baptist Church, Mooringsport

Katy's Music Projects

All Albums

Album cover for We're Going to Confetti Park with link to Spotify listening

Album cover for Louisiana Oranges with link to Spotify listening

Album cover for Good As I Been to You with link to Spotify listening


New Dirty Dozens

Katy sings a classic Memphis Minnie tune with the band Steve Howell & the Mighty Men.

Watch Out for the Pirates

Katy collaborates with the Confetti Park Players children's chorus and the NOLA Pyrate Society on this piratical tune.