"I've always had high regard for Cari & Ray and Strangebyrds, but this new album - Highway Islands - is simply a masterpiece."
- Darryl Purpose- Singer-Songwriter
Cari and Ray - Thank you so much for sending me a copy of Highway Islands! I've been listening to it several times over the last few days, it's beautiful! I love the songs and arrangements, your voices are wonderful together, and on top of all that the spirit you bring to it all is real and powerful. The lyrics, the chord changes, it's a lovely record. (Oh, and I love the beauty of the instrumental "Tumbleweed" too)
- Tim Burlingame/Sweet Talk Radio
You've done it again... you've created such a sweet, special masterpiece complete with so many rich details its hard to know where to start. You are one of my bright spots in my life - so inspirational. I admire your work ethic and your creativity!
- Maggie Simms - Writer & Playwright
We feel extremely fortunate to have had Ray & Cari, the Strangebyrds, grace our place and create the unity, that we critically need in "times like these. If I hadn't been so absorbed & mesmerized by their abundance of sound & beauty in, very often a true story, I would have requested that one (Times Like These) Ray! It was SO GOOD to see folks I love sitting right across the room and enjoying the warm tones that are the Strangebyrds! I want to thank everyone for vaxxing and making it very comfortable for all who attended. Looking forward to enjoying everyone's company when next we meet!
- Dwight Jones - West End Lode House Concerts
I hope you folks are great there and never got to tell you that we love your Highway Islands CD! A solid effort that impresses.
W Riedig - Missoula, MT
Strangebyrds- remind me of everything from the heart Indira
Strangebyrds are a two person murmuration Leaf Running Rabbit
I love your Strangebyrds Music Newsletter and music so much I’m saving it in my “Feel Good” email folder. Xo
Rebecca Folsom- Singer Songwriter Boulder, CO.
Cari, I really enjoyed your performance last night at the Magic Rat. It was hauntingly profound... As if you were a representative from the graves of the souls you were singing about. A true addition to the “American Folk Songbook.” I’m so moved by all your years of reading about the women who contributed to our history.
Barbara Konrad- Boulder, CO
Hope you are both well. I am listening to your music. I am a total fan. It’s the CD I reach for. Highway Islands so speaks to me. Sending love and an open invitation to a Canadian funny farm if you ever want a trip to Prince Edward County. You inspire me always. Lynn