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~Southern Fried Blues~ moves up to #65 on charts

~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!

HIT-TRACKS 100 lists SOUTHERN FRIED BLUES

TIPS for next weeks TOP 100 list shows ARay's 'SOUTHERN FRIED BLUES' in the mix with names like 'Avenged Sevenfold's "Acid Rain"....Exciting news and big thanks to RON PENNINGS for letting me know the news!!

POSSIBLE HUGE NEWS for ARay at NAMM

Stay tuned...the details are being ironed out...NAMM information for ARay is coming soon!

Cover art done for CD BABY release...ARay's music will be available to purchase on many digital domains soon... including CD BABY, AMAZON, ITUNES and more...

ARay takes southern market by storm...

Listener's treated to ARay's fresh new music never had it so good. ARay's massive market saturation with music that far surpasses the 'masses' in sonic quality, originality and musicianship all from his home based TIN PAN ALLEY STUDIO. ARay writes/records all the tracks (guitars/keyboards/synth/bass/percussion) for his own label.

Combine all this with guitar solo's that stun other artists into turning the other way and hoping 'it all goes away' it's a powerful combination of sonic individualality ARay owns, that draws from but not 'stuck' in the 80's sound realm of shredders. ~artist reality 2013 ARay

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It's official, CLAYTON USA offer endorsement

Well, the contract has been signed/approved by CLAYTON USA~ Exciting first for me, and proud to be a part of their team!!!!

Other happenings: DIRTY DEEDS AC/DC Tribute last night....

I know if ya tell a good deed or what ya give to charity IT DOESN'T COUNT...atleast that's how I feel, but last night I notice a really young girl patiently waiting at the edge of the stage and made sure to give her the first guitar pic while on stage...She was so excited jumping up and down...Felt really good....

I also noticed a bouncer moving a chair close to the stage for a disable girl and made damn sure to hand her a pick while playing...At first she just thought I was pointing at her in and acknowledging way and she really up!

Then I handed her a pick and she was pretty happy...Feels good...that's about the only thing I pray for before a show is to ask to make people happy in a 'not too proud' way but be the best I can be anyways and make people feel good...

I learned about asking thru prayer to make people smile thru my best friend KRIS MOWERY thru a song he wrote. He's now passed and is always missed by me...and I always hope he's with me before a big show...

Yours in music, ARay

FULL PRESSKIT download

My presskit has been available at my website for sometime, in fact IT IS my website. But for those who want to have it ALL, photos, links, music and more ... Go to ARay.binhoster.com !!!

New Song hits the PRESS' !!!

DID YOU GET YOURS?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE: 'FOR THE LIFE OF ME' hit's the press!

ARay's newletter just went out to all the folks that are signed up with yet another EARLY SONG RELEASE complete with lyrics right in their INBOX!!!

"FOR THE LIFE OF ME" just hit the press' and will be released soon to my REVERBNATION. MUCH THANKS to all the folks both here and on my mail list for taking time to listen to my music, it means alot.

IF YOUR NOT SIGNED UP YET, it's never too late: Just go to my website and click the 'Sign me Up' button, your email is always safe and never shared. SEE YA THERE!!!!

Yours in music, ARay

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DIRTY DEEDS AC/DC Tribute Debut show:

For immediate release:

Packed house, the DIRTY DEEDS project debut went GREAT! Rocked with our metal friends BLOODSTONE REVIVAL and HAIR NAITON at AMOS Southend last night...Video to be released.

Fan comment: Rene Cote · Friends with Steve Eubanks and 1 other "Came very close to out-doing the "original" thing. Great show."

Our thanks from the band (DIRTY DEEDS) and a personal thanks to Rene and all the folks we both rocked with and shared the stage... Yours in music,

ARay Maddy

The UPS truck is always a good thing...

I'm sure to other people as well, but as a musician the UPS truck due the next day is always a GREAT thing...they are my hero's...LOL.. :^) stuff is on the way....Woohoo!

More RADIO AIRPLAY for "More Trouble Every Day"

These listener's just heard "More Trouble Every Day" on RADIO AIRPLAY:

Kiki Riki Hristova Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in a station with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Ashley Austin Toronto, Canada in a station with Lynyrd Skynyrd Timothy Leigh-cooper Concord, Australia in a station with Eric Clapton Mikael Levesque Montr?al, Canada in a station with Lynyrd Skynyrd Mônica Oracz da Cruz Vancouver, Canada in a station with Eric Clapton saatan lord Chatswood, Australia in a station with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & Yngwie Malmsteen

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