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Maine native Ray Pasnen releases his first album in 30 years

January 12, 2022 – written by Mike Dow for The Maine Edge.

Ray Pasnen - Change Your Mind - Album cover
Ray Pasnen – Change Your Mind – Album cover

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.

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