Born and raised in Connecticut, Ray started playing the bass guitar full-time at the age of 14 with his Dad's, and other country, bands. He later moved into lead and steel guitars while playing in local bands and backing up Nashville artists. Then he met Eric Weissburg (Deliverance, "Dueling Banjos"), joined his band and started doing radio and TV jingles, movie scores and record albums as well as playing the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and the harmonica. Ray has appeared on TV, stage and theater with many artists, whether country, rock, blues or jazz. I have been around doing my thing for years. Playing, recording and mixing at Ray Gantek Productions in Weirsdale, Fl. I am a member of Nashville Pro Musicians and Singers I play the bass, acoustic, and electric guitar. I also play pedal steel, dobro, banjo, keyboards, and drums. I am one of the members of the Orange Blossom Opry.