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Lick of the Week

My cousin Cigarbox Willie’s Lick of the Week. He’s kinda weird.


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My Latest Premier Guitar Magazine Article

My latest Bottom Feeder article in PG Magazine is out. Here’s a link:

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Samick Jaguar Wannabe – Whoa Mama!

Some Pics below

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Congrats to the River Rats

The battle of the bands that I helped judge on Saturday, June 1st went well. Congrats to all the bands who participated.

Todd Cecil & the Slide were an interesting blend of cigarbox folk meets back porch blues, The Company were a spirited rootsy band pumping out feel-good music, and the Space Truckers brought back the power trio vibe of Cream meets ZZ Top.

The winner, the River Rats, wooed the judges with their tight Chicago-style horn arrangements and fiery guitar licks, plus they really looked like they were having fun.

My fellow judges were Dr Wayne Kirby (professor at UNCA), and Robert George who owns Sound Temple Studios in West Asheville.

Kudos to Anne Coombs and Rock Academy for hosting the event.

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June 1 – Will Judges Battle of the Bands

Yep. It’s true. I’m judging a Battle of the Bands Saturday June 1st at Highland Brewery, 12 Old Charlotte Highway in Asheville.

The bands playing are: The River Rats, Space Truckers, The Company and Todd Cecil & SlideSong

$10 at the door. This is a fund raiser for Give To The Music. Come on out!

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New Website Finally!

Yep. I finally took the bull by the horns and updated my website after 7 years. Hope you like it. Many thanx to Dawn at Asheville Marketing Solutions, and to my friend Dallas Taylor at for all their help.

My latest “Bottom Feeder” column is in the current issue of Premier Guitar Magazine. It’s a cigarbox guitar sporting a Higgins strap bender. Here’s a link and a picture:

Blue Higgins #6

Gotta go. Too pretty outside not to play on my deck.


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Will Ray’s Latest News & Products

Welcome to Will Ray’s Website!

Stay tuned for the latest happenings and featured new products.

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