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Don Ray Band, formed in 2009, is a Country Blues and Southern Rock band created by world class songwriters and studio / touring musicians based in Nashville, TN. The band members are:
Don Ray – Singer / Songwriter, Percussionist first based out of Austin, Texas and now Nashville, Tennessee.
Jonathan Armstrong – Keyboards, Songwriter, Vocalist - Jon has toured with Earl Thomas Conley for nearly 15 years as his Keyboard Player, Band Leader and Road Manager.
Donnie Lee Clark – Guitarist, Songwriter, Vocalist - Donnie is a current member Don Ray Band and Pure Prairie League and was the guitarist with Blues recording artist Duke Tumatoe.
Curtis Jay – Bass Guitar – Curtis Jay has toured with Earl Thomas Conley and has many recording projects to his credit including sessions with Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Artimus Pyle.
Scott Thompson – Drums – Scott is a Nashville session drummer and has toured with Pam Tillis, Chad Brock and others.
Their 2009 album release, “On Top Of The Heap”, received a warm welcome by the Blues and Southern Rock communities and has stayed consistently on the Roots Music Report radio charts. In January 2010, Blues Underground Network awarded their album “2009 Best USA Blues Album”, “2009 Best Overall Blues Debut Album” and ranked them #2 on the Top 25 Best Worldwide Blues Albums of 2009. In April of 2010, Real Blues Magazine placed their 2009 debut album at the #1 spot on their Top 100 “Must Purchase” Blues Albums chart.
Their 2nd album “Lonesome Rider” was released August 17th, 2010 and made it’s debut on the Roots Music Report Blues chart at #49 on Sept. 3rd. Last month Lonesome Rider was #11 on the APD Americana radio chart.
April 12th, 2011 brought two releases for the band. Their Live Concert DVD, Don Ray Band Live In Nashville and their new studio single “ Love Is “ featuring Shaun Murphy, solo artist, former lead singer with Little Feat and current background vocalist with Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band.