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The Philadelphia Inquirer distinguished him as,
“One of America’s premiere outdoor fair and festival performers.”
The York Daily Record described Ray’s performance as,
“Hotter than hot… the wunderkind one man show of shows.”
Ray has established himself as one of the most requested entertainers today. His travels have taken him from Camden, Maine, to Key West, Florida – Los Angeles, California, to Long Island, New York, and tours throughout Europe. He has performed with such legendary entertainers as Garth Brooks, Arlo Guthrie, Bill Monroe and Bob Hope, and he has toured with Willie Nelson and America, as well as many other major acts.
Ray whips up a veritable feast of classic American songs and stirs in a healthy helping of humor for all audiences to enjoy. When he serves it up from center stage, he pulls you into a world of fun. Ray’s repertoire has grown to include some 900 songs and encompasses such a range of traditional classics, original songs and comedy that it is not hard to imagine why he has so much popular appeal to a wide variety of audiences.
Ray’s latest album release achieved national airplay from Los Angeles to New York following its review in Billboard magazine in which it was “predicted to chart” and proclaimed a “recommended album of superior quality.” Subsequently, the album was selected by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as a candidate for GRAMMY Nomination.
This growing recognition has led to his appearances at various national festivals and community fairs, and special events, as well as numerous colleges and concert halls across the country. Ray was selected to appear on the Nashville Network and has made repeated network television appearances. Today he continues to receive regular radio airplay from both his live concert performances and current album releases.
Ray is an award-winning songwriter. The Pennsylvania Festival Association recently named him Pennsylvania Songwriter of the Year for his compelling original songs. He has been a winner in The Mid-Atlantic Song Contest every year since its inception and subsequently was honored at The Superstar Showcase. Ray was a prize winner in The Music Factory Songwriting Competition and also the prestigious American Song Festival, an international competition. He was cited by Flip Black, Director of Creative Services on the American Song Festival, “for excellence in creative writing, technical skill and talent in composition.” The Music City Song Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, awarded him an honorable mention the same year. As a winner of the Bronze T.V. Award in The Hollywood Song Jubilee, Ray’s song was produced and aired nationally. His productions continue to be featured in The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Philadelphia Inquirer, Stereo Review, Chicago Tribune, and The Los Angeles Times.
Treat yourself to a truly versatile performer, GRAMMY Nominated Singer/Songwriter, and National Recording Artist – an entertainer whose engaging vocal style and infectious blend of good time music and humor continues to captivate audiences across the country.
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