A singer, songwriter and musician with deep Maine roots has released his first album of new material since 1992. Ray Pasnen’s “Change Your Mind” features 12 new pop, country and country-rock songs from the Medway native who currently resides in Minden, Germany.
Maine and Atlantic Canada music fans remember Pasnen as frontman for the wildly popular band Choice. Ray’s natural charisma and powerfully dynamic voice contributed greatly to their success. Choice spent much of the 1990s canvassing the state to play most every bar and club, DAV and VFW hall and Elks Club to packed houses. The personalities of each band member, including that of guitarist Jack Swanson, kept Choice fans in stitches as they danced the night away.
Pasnen says his new album was a labor of love that he completed with help from a number of close friends and even the German government.
Here is the ‘Human Race’ album. Stream it for free!
It was recorded in Boston, NYC and Millinocket, Maine and includes all original music. Lots of great musicians were included on the album. Including some friends from Berklee and old bandmates in Maine. Also, lots of thanks go out to some fine folks in NYC who made it possible to produce the album.
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“Once Isn’t Enough” lyrics
You say we shared a good thing but now we’re through. These tears they sting my eyes but they don’t sting you. I wanted to see you one last time I had so many things to fear. I was afraid that you’d tell me you couldn’t be mine and that’s not what I wanted to hear.
Once isn’t enough. I need you for a lifetime, girl. Once isn’t enough. When I’m with you I have the world. You say we shared a good thing once but now we’re through No, once isn’t enough, I still love you.
There’s so much I have to say to you I wish that you could see. Ever since you ran away it’s been so hard on me. Why did you have to leave me? Why did you go away? You know I can’t stand to see you go so, baby, why don’t you stay?
I cry myself to sleep at night. Thinking about you. I wish you’d give me a second chance to prove my love is true.
Copyright, Ray Pas.. a.. nen, yeah that’s it! 1987
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In der Musik zu Hause Ray Pasnen wieder auf Deutschland Tour!
‚Spaß haben’ ist das Lebensmotto des amerikanischen Musikers Ray
Pasnen, der am …. bei der Kneipennacht in Minden spielen wird. Zum
Spaß gehört für ihn untrennbar die Musik, aber auch Reisen und Freunde
treffen. Der aus Long Island, NY stammende Musiker, Gitarrist und
Entertainer bringt diese drei Leidenschaften nun schon seit 1997 in
Deutschland unter einen Hut – er besucht seine Freunde in aller Welt und
gibt in deren Heimatstädten Konzerte. “Nach Deutschland zu kommen,
ist für mich immer als ob ich nach Hause komme”, sagt Pasnen selbst. Und
das ist nicht nur so daher gesagt, denn der Multi Instrumentalist
(Gitarre, Klavier, Saxophon) wurde 1968 in Kaiserslautern geboren, sein
Vater war dort als Soldat der US-Armee stationiert. Ray Pasnen
spielt populären Rock, Pop, R&B und Country Classicer. Der heute in
New York lebende Musiker beschreibt seinen Stil selbst als Crossover aus
Pop und Country. Er studierte am Berkeley College of Music in Boston
und gewann dort mehrere Auszeichnungen. Neben seiner Band Choice
arbeitete er auch mit Größen wie Jonny Cash und der Charlie Daniels Band
zusammen und tourte durch Europa, Japan, Süd Korea und den Bermudas.
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