Once upon a time, long, long ago, lyricist/songwriter,Ray Corey was born in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. He went to school in Monroe, Connecticut. He has traveled abroad and lived in California and Ireland before settling down in Oxford, Connecticut. His major influence has been Bob Dylan, Folk Rock, Irish, and Delta Blues. In 1999, he released THE IDEA AND THE AUDACITY, which he co-wrote with his long time friend, Howard Russell. He collaborated on 8 songs with guitarist, Keith Lebo in 2000. When Howard Russell and Keith Lebo passed away in 2005 and 2009, Ray Corey started writing songs solo. In 2010, he released the c.d., SOUTH OF JOY and in 2012, the c.d.,MY AUGUST DREAM was completed. There are two singles that don't appear on his c.d.'s and they are THE CHRISTMAS SONG (1999) and THE BIRTHDAY SONG (2011) All of the songs were recorded at Long Hill Recording, in Shelton, Connecticut and were produced by Paul Opalach. You can find his songs on i-tunes and a few videos on youtube.