A fun open mic night at Blue Bus Music in Ridgefield, CT; nice to play in a room full of guitars. Jazz giant Dana Scofidio will likely join the festivities for two songs.
Private Show: The Hyde Park Library Open Mic has a wonderful gathering in a small annex--perfect for an intimate show. I'll be the featured act, which means I'll get to play a good number of songs in one sitting, huzzah!
Another great songwriter's showcase night at the Towne Crier featuring the larger-than-life Monty Delaney, songstress Janice Hardgrove, and yours truly. Depression priced at $7, you can't have a better time at a cheaper price!
Family-oriented open mic, with youngsters cutting their teeth, and oldsters losing theirs, in a charming music store, encompassed by lots of shiny new guitars.
A house concert in Beekman with a lovely, small lake in the back. If you're in the area, it's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in August.
Sounds Like: Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Tom Waits, Little Feat, Steely Dan
Bio: A former New York City cab driver, bartender, bouncer, and actor, David Ray’s songs have been described as “cinematic.” They’ve been sung by artists as varied as Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin and Dove Award winner Kathy Troccoli, and recorded by producers from Arif Mardin to Rick Wake. Along with Ly...See Full Bio
“David Ray captured the down and dirty, often gritty side of life in a performance that was often electrifying as he turned his guitar into a complex rhythm machine with his dynamic finger picking magic. His songs, fraught with double entendres, word plays, complex imagery and brash humor, focused on the women of the night who just like his music are both frightening and alluring. His voice, that was a blend of Tom Waits and Toby Walker, was bold and unabashed in his portrayals of the seedy side of life where nothing is clear, everything is tentative and people are living on the edge. Oh yeah. No wonder the audience cheered and jumped to their feet. The night was musical journey between heaven and hell. And the audience chose hell and just a "Li'l Dynamite.””