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RAY MANN: Bio

RAY MANN - SIMULTANEOUS BASS AND DRUMS, VOCALS

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       Ray Mann has experience as a songwriter, producer, session (recording) musician, international recording artist, and entertainer.

     Ray's recording experience includes albums on Bennet House Records, Netto Records (Denmark), and several independent labels in Nashville.

     Ray has performed with such notables as Johnny Paycheck, Bill Monroe, Johnny Rodriguez, Little Jimmy Dickens, Justin Tubb, Phil Baugh, Buddy Emmons, Larry Newell, Buddy Spicher, John Hartford, T. J. Fontana, Jumping' Bill Carlisle, Johnny Russel, Rose Maddox, Tiny Moore, Mac Wiseman, Elvin Bishop, Dickey Betts, Norton Buffalo, Tony Joe White, Chuck Seals, Marv and Rindy Ross, Rebecca Kilgore, and Ronnie Stoneman, among others.

     He has performed before Queen Elizabeth II and presidents Carter and Reagan.

     As a songwriter, Ray has collaborated with Larry Cordel, Chuck Seals, Bobby Braddock, Sharon Anderson, Arlie Connor, and (Songwriters' Hall Of Fame member) Otis Blackwell.

     Ray Mann has performed in Canada, Denmark, Holland, Ireland, East Germany (DDR), Poland, Tanzania, throughout the United States, and (on television) throughout the Soviet Union.  In addition, Ray has performed as the special guest artist in concert with the Tacoma Symphony.

 


 

 

Current Projects

 Ray was recently playing simultaneous bass guitar and drums and singing with Gary Lapado as the "Boomeration Band".  Now freelancing full time, several groups keep constant work going. Stand up bass with the bands THE HILLWILLIAMS, TRAIN RIVER, and THE HOT CLUB OF HAWTHORNE have been pleasant learning sessions. The TEXAS TRIBUTE band this year was fun. Several songwriters have worked with Ray recently. Cohosting a weekly bluegrass jam at the legendary WHITE EAGLE SALOON always satisfies.

 Ray says, "Life is sweet, the music is fine, we're healthy and happy and singing our ways onward."

Basically, Ray can provide the duo, trio, or quartet, in several different styles and volumes, depending on the event.