Listmember CD artist profile: Kenny "Blue" Ray

Dave Daubard
Fri Apr 7 17:53:16 EDT 2000

On Fri, 24 Mar 2000 wrote:

> Kenny "Blue" Ray is one of 15 listmembers featured on the release "Hobo
> Jungle: Independent Blues Artists", compiled from recordings by members of
> the "on-line Blues communities".  A portion procedes from the sale of this CD
> are being donated to The Blues Foundation.
> The CD is available (for $12.99 plus shipping/handling) from:
> Wondering- Kenny "Blue" Ray
> This California Blues guitarist has a tone hot as Texas asphalt, and has
> shared the stage with some of the great artists of our time… Kenny is
> renowned for his mastery of Texas, Chicago, and West Coast Jump Blues.  A
> fixture on the Blues festival scene for nearly two decades, Kenny recently
> toured Australia.
> Kenny has appeared on 40 CD's and albums since he began his music career.
> He's also done seven blues guitar instructional videos, and he plans to do a
> Chicago blues guitar instructional video in the near future.
> Kenny had the great honor of working with Little Charlie & The Night Cats,
> William Clarke (Kenny's favorite), James Harman, Shakey Jake Harris, Rod
> Piazza and Gary Smith. Blues harp is another favorite of Kenny's!

I found KBR on Mitch Woods's "Solid Gold Cadillac" cd. His own cd's have
become listener favorites at WEFT Champaign 90.1fm- Swingin' Dave
> Kenny's biggest influences on guitar are Albert King, T-Bone Walker, John Lee
> Hooker, Albert Collins, Robert Lockwood, Jr., B.B. King, Freddie King, Kenny
> Burrell, Wes Montgomerey, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. Kenny also digs Jimmie
> Vaughan and Anson Funderburgh.
> Kenny uses Kenny "Blue" Ray Signature Series guitars. Kenny brings his years
> of first-hand experience to the design and development of fine blues guitars.
> He offers these under the "Blueray Guitars" name. These guitars are very 50s
> & 60's looking, and have a distinctive West Coast, Texas, or Chicago blues
> sound.
> For more detailed information on Kenny "Blue" Ray, visit his web site at

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