Ghost Story

By Arne Brogger – Business took me to Nashville for three days and I decided to take a long weekend and visit Memphis. I hadn’t been there in almost twenty years, not since the funeral of my old friend and co-conspirator, Walter “Furry” Lewis. Furry was a charter member of the Memphis Blues Caravan (MBC), a group of geriatric bluesmen whom I had the pleasure of booking and managing in the Seventies.

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Press and venue information

Press and venue information PRESS AND VENUE INFORMATION Here is some information you may find useful if you are preparing a newspaper article, a radio interview or arranging a club date for Dave. If you need more information, please email Dave by clicking here: MAIL TO DAVE Dave’s official biographyKoerner, Ray and Glover official biographyRay…

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Photo for Press or Program

Photo for Press or Program DAVE PHOTO The image shown above is a 72dpi jpeg. This image is available as a 5×7 inch, 300dpi .tif file. The file size for this download is about 3 meg. If you have the wherewithal, you can take this into your photo editor or layout program and use it…

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Photo for Press or Program

Photo for Press or Program John and Dave Photo The image shown above is a 72dpi jpeg. This image is available as a 4×2.73 inch, or 1200×820 pixel, 300dpi .tif file saved in IBM .tiff format. The file size for this download is 961k. If you have the wherewithal, you can take this into your…

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Real Blues

“Snake Eyes” presents Dave absolutely solo on a fourteen-song set recorded last May. Always one of the premier twelve-string blues guitarists of the ’60s Folk Revival, he uses one throughout the performances here. Covering the likes of Arthur “Big-Boy” Crudup, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson, Peg-Leg Howell and others, “Snaker” gives a master class in how to play these songs alone, with a mixture of respect and inventiveness, never overpowering the song while playing the hell out of each one.

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Living Blues

Review of Dave Ray · Snake Eyes from Living Blues · The Magazine of the African-American Blues Tradition, July/August 1998: “This recently recorded set applies Ray’s seamless 12-string playing and smooth vocals to a set of standards from sources as diverse as Eddie Vinson (Person-To-Person), Muddy Waters (Blow Wind Blow), and Mercy Dee Walton (One Room Country Shack). Longtime fans will find Ray’s fire still burning brightly on an outstanding set.”

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Dirty Linen

Dave “Snaker” Ray is known mostly for being part of the legendary folk-blues trio Koerner, Ray, and Glover, a group that was highly influential in the 1960s. Ray is less well known for his solo work, although his own sporadic albums over the years revealed him to be one of’ the very best folk-blues artists extant.

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Clips

Clips PRESS CLIPPINGS and OTHER INFO Click on the highlighted items below for press clippings and other information. Please bear in mind that the articles posted here are copyrighted and should not be reproduced in their entirety without permission from the publishers. Please use this material sparingly and make the proper attributions if you lift…

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6L6 Blues Access review

6L6 Blues Access review by Kathleen Rippey: “As a blues singer, Ray is unmatched for his natural grace and slouching, sly wit. As a guitar player, his jazzy lounge style has evolved over nearly four decades from outstanding finger style country blues picker to a one-of-a-kind electric guitar master of his own pallet of odd chords and sophisticated rhythms. Ray is a real scholar of the blues and his repertoire is downright heavenly.”

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Bayfront Blues Festival

Dave “Snaker” Ray plays six and twelve string guitars, knocking out the houserocking boogies, up-beat rags, funky New Orleans rhythms and down-home country blues that have kept him in demand for nearly forty years. Dave Ray, with his partners “Spider” John Koerner and Tony “Little Sun” Glover, formed the legendary trio of Koerner, Ray and Glover in the early 1960’s where they were a driving force in the folk music revival.

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Three Bedroom Ramblers: “What Was The Question?” — Back Cover

Three Bedroom Ramblers: “What Was The Question?” — Back Cover WHAT WAS THE QUESTION? Back Cover The Three Bedroom Ramblers, Big Wagon 1455, rel: 11/95 Here’s the back cover you get when you order this CDR: Click here to return to Three Bedroom Ramblers disc page Click here for printable order form Click here to…

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Spider Blues– Back Cover

Spider Blues– Back Cover SPIDER BLUES Back Cover John Koerner (with Tony Glover on three tunes) — Elektra Records — EKL 290 (mono) & EKS-7290 (stereo) — rel: 1965 Click here to return to Spider Blues disc page Click here for printable order form Click here to return to Compact Disc page Click here to…

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Pants List

Shoes have many different names, but nothing like the list associated with pants.

We have defined pant as any garment that covers the lower half of the body and is sewn together at the crotch, thus affording two leg openings.

We have started a different list of pant substitutes and pant incorporations. We have listed items that may be worn as outerwear by people other than Madonna, but have included underwear because the words are fun.

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Some American Folksongs Like They Used To — Back Cover

Some American Folksongs Like They Used To — Back Cover SOME AMERICAN FOLKSONGS LIKE THEY USED TO Back Cover John Koerner (with a little more help from his friends) — Sweet Jane, Ltd. SJL 1074 — rel: 10/74 Click here to return to Some American Folksongs Like They Used To disc page Click here for…

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