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ARay / Press

“7th Track hit the charts! Hit Tracks Top 100 May 2, 2015 ~LIGHTNING ALLEY~ from the "Big Bad Voodoo Train" cd comes in at #62.”

“EKR.net Radio w/ Gordon Sommerville features a track from the upcoming December 2015 release called "Change" by ARay. *track is made downloadable, grab it early!!!!!!!!”

“A short review of my music from Greg T. Walker of BLACKFOOT!!! One of my all time favorite bands: Greg T. Walker 4:09pm Dec 12 "This is great. Love the voice and wish I could sing half that good. Guitar is hot as well. All the best." via Facebook msg. Thanks Greg for the kind words, it means alot from someone who brought so many years of great music to us all. ARay ~ 2014”

“Hi there, Blues Rock fans. Another two-hour show featuring tracks from albums released in 2014 awaits your listening pleasure. Volume 88 gets underway with two terrific tracks from Dayton, Ohio-born ARay Maddy’s second album, Trouble with a bad girl.araymaddy2_small I enthused over his debut self-titled album after its release in January, and I can heartily recommend his follow-up as well. Peter Surcombe Legendary Blues Rock Show -EKR.NET Radio This entry was posted in General on October 14, 2014 by Peter Surcombe.”

"Trouble with a Bad Girl" CD released Oct 1, 2014 tops week 41 CD OF THE WEEK chart after being in the HIGH 5 cd's at HIT TRACKS TOP 100. For everything that HOT and finding out what's NOT...check out HIT TRACKS TOP 100 and ARayMaddy.com for the latest.

“EKR.NET RADIO Peter Surcombe's legendary Blues Rock Show Blues Rock — The story of 2014 (so far) Hi there, Blues Rock fans. We are only five months into 2014, but it’s certainly proving already to be another great year for blues and blues rock music. Some superb albums have headed EKR’s way, and I’ve had loads of fun dipping into them to select tracks for the Blues Rock Show. Here’s a roll call of the artists featured in this edition: Laurence Jones, Dave Mason, Four Barrel, Robben Ford, Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Tinsley Ellis, Cantropus Blues Band, David Grissom, Cody Jasper, Mark Wein, Coen Wolters Band, The Bluesbenders, Jack Bruce, Kamchatka, The Proof, Joe Louis Walker, Marcus Malone, The Hold Steady, Keb’Mo’, Eric Church, ARay Maddy, Troubadour Kings, Jeff Beck, Howlin’ Rain, and Tommy Castro and the Painkillers.”

“My “Peter’s Pick” stand out track in Volume 67 is Tried and Convicted, off ARay Maddy’s magnificent 2014 album ARay. ARay was born in Dayton Ohio and is now based in Baltimore. His music is described as a down and dirty mix of original blues with a solid twist of modern guitar work. Just the way I like it! Best wishes. Peter Surcombe”

“~SOUTHERN FRIED BLUES~ 3rd week on the charts moves up #65 !!! Much thanks to everyone and to Hit-Tracks Top 100 and Ron Pennings for being awesome keeping everything running over there! (see pictures for details) "Southern Fried Blues' is available at cdBaby.com/cd/araymaddy OR ARayMaddy.com”

“DIRTY DEEDS AC/DC Tribute debut: "Rene Cote · Friends with Steve E.and 1 other Came very close to out-doing the "original" thing. Great show." about a minute ago FACEBOOKC.COM”

“Toni's song is beautiful, heart wrenching and eye opening! Great emotion was put into the written words and from your thoughts to your finger tips, almost divine in nature the duality of this song puts things into focus. May she know your thoughts and feelings as she lay and hear your chords progress into another realm of thought, feeling, love and caring embrace. Wonderful song Father this will be one to remember ALWAYS!”

“Thanks to the hole band from Jeanette Cline, Tonya Ward and all of us here at Tilley Harley-Davidson for Saturday night. We appreciate you guys so much and as always you rocked. Love hearing you guys sing. You have a great show and we all were glad to be apart of it. Thanks again hope to see you guys book lots more shows.”

"this message is from LB 10:46am He should totally be on That Metal Show as a guest guitarist. He reminds me of Paul Gilbert. (I know some people like certain artists and some don't bUt this IS a compliment I assure you). Tell him I said it was bad ass ! *LB Awesome! I just heard something in ARay's playing that made me think of Paul! from *LB *LB is an accomplished musician in a prominent pro band that is WORLDWIDE and also a Grand Ol' Opry artist, but I do not want to shake his confidence in me by stating his name here without his direct permission. But I (ARay) am darn excited to hear this from such an artist to my facebook private msg from LB!!!

“ARay's website and new mobile app are located at http://aray.binhoster.com along with the latest music and news.”

“Thanks so much to HOUSE OF HAIR for an awesome show at Stooges Pub & Grub !! Everyone had a BLAST and are begging for more. We can't wait to get you back in. You Guys RAWK! ~Melody Ethridge FACEBOOK (Stooges Pub & Grub)”

“You guy's are top notch, professionals, in every sense of the word. Great night at Stooges Pub & Grub and we can't wait for your return.. HOW AWESOME IT IS to see folks IN PERSON instead of just the little pics on here...thanks to EVERYONE who made it out and the staff of Stooges Pub & Grub for making it a great night! ~Stooges Pub & Grub”

“Happy New Year from everyone at The Boneyard!! GREAT PARTY last night. If you missed it, sorry but it was the BEST NEW YEARS PARTY in MONROE... HOUSE OF HAIR rocked the house like never before. We had so many customers say they really had a great time and loved the place. A lot of new faces that had never seen the place, and they were amazed!! If you haven't checked us out, you will be SURPRISED. Thanks to ALL our CUSTOMERS, if it wasn't for YOU, The Boneyard Tavern would not be such a BIG SUCCESS! Thanks again, and Happy 2013 ~the Boneyard Tavern”

“First band up was Hair Nation, a cover band based out of Charlotte. These guys were pretty good, and had us singing along with classics such as “18 and Life”, “Sweet Child o’Mine”, and one of the best covers of “The Flame” that I’ve ever heard, even though I don’t consider Cheap Trick to be metal. They ran through a set that lasted roughly an hour or so. Of course, it’s not a Winger show without some sort of equipment failure. We learned later, via Hair Nation’s Facebook page, that Kip Winger had an issue with his bass. I know something of Charlotte and the area, but be darned if I could tell you where a guitar parts supply store would be open, especially one at almost 10 PM! The guitarist for Hair Nation – who apparently builds or modifies his own guitars – broke down one of his guitars to give to Winger’s guitar tech to repair the bass. Good going to Hair Nation, and to Aray, the guitarist!”

“...cont'd First band up was Hair Nation, a cover band based out of Charlotte. These guys were pretty good, and had us singing along with classics such as “18 and Life”, “Sweet Child o’Mine”, and one of the best covers of “The Flame” that I’ve ever heard, even though I don’t consider Cheap Trick to be metal. They ran through a set that lasted roughly an hour or so. ...cont'd Of course, it’s not a Winger show without some sort of equipment failure. We learned later, via Hair Nation’s Facebook page, that Kip Winger had an issue with his bass. I know something of Charlotte and the area, but be darned if I could tell you where a guitar parts supply store would be open, especially one at almost 10 PM! The guitarist for Hair Nation – who apparently builds or modifies his own guitars – broke down one of his guitars to give to Winger’s guitar tech to repair the bass. Good going to Hair Nation, and to Aray, the guitarist! Cheryl Lynn Jones”

“The opening act was Hair Nation. They have opened for a lot of heavy metal acts around Charlotte. This time there was a new guitar player who happened to play a Hamer Californian Elite for a few songs. He pulled it out for the first time when they played Cheap Trick's The Flame. They played an hour. Winger came on stage at 10:32 and played until midnight. The hairspray and ripped jeans are long gone. The voice and talent are still there. Winger played like they were all having fun, not just "putting on a show." ”

“HICKORY, N.C. -- As warm weather and summer draws near, many people are looking to find affordable ways to have fun with their family and friends on the weekend. To fill this need, the Hickory Jaycees announce the 21st season of Hickory Alive! This annual, free concert series at Union Square in Downtown Hickory will kick off on June 3, and it will run every Friday night in June and July. Featuring local bands and rising talent, Hickory Alive is a great way to start the weekend! The Hickory Jaycees are pleased to announce this year's Hickory Alive band lineup. June 3 - Deacon Black (Classic Rock) June 10 - Baby Black (Pop, Rock, & R&B) June 17 - Xerockx (80s, Glam Rock, & Hair Metal) June 24 - The Newz (Rock & Pop) July 1 - Chrome (Rock) July 8 - King Biscuit Trio (Classic Rock) July 15 - Blindvision (80s & Pop) July 22 - Hyndsyte (Rock) July 29 - Band of Brothers (Rock) For more information email at hickoryjaycee@yahoo.com, or visit www.hickoryjc.org. ”

“Hyndsyte to Perform Tonight at Hickory Alive! 7/22/2011 12:55:14 PM Hyndsyte is the featured act tonight (July 22) at Hickory Alive! Described as a raw, powerful rock and roll band, Hyndsyte features classic rock, southern rock and metal from the top artists of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Hickory Alive! is an annual free concert series held every Friday night in June and July on Union Square. The pre-show features local talent and begins at 7 p.m. with the main act running from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Hickory Alive! is sponsored by the Hickory Jaycees and the Hickory Downtown Development Association. Cold adult beverages are available for adults with proper ID. In addition, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available. For more information on The Hickory Downtown Development Association, membership, businesses, events and downtown Hickory, call 828-322-1121, email info@downtownhickory.com or visit www.downtownhickory.com.”

“kipwinger ‏@kipwinger New Winger gig now up! July 21st at Amos' Southend in Charlotte, NC. Details at http://www.kipwinger.com Hope to see you there!”