About The Drummer

RDG - H.Q.B.S. @ Ramona Mainstage 1/18/14RDG - Ray Can't Count 5/12/14 (drumcam)Finale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Steel Guitar Rag"Redaction In Realtime" w/ Mike on Fretless Guitar - Alt. Camera AngleCrowd Reaction in Bilbao, Spain 6/2006RDG - Seventeen (demo) 3/31/14Billy Cam from the Guitar Gods opener!


Bill Ray pretty much showed up with sticks in his hands. Born into a family of photographers, musicians with teachers ad salesmen scattered throughout, the creative and logical influences that surrounded his youth would provide a constant source of inspiration and curiousity. At the age of 4 his path was clearly lit upon seeing the local drum guru George Lawrence perform a drum solo during a photo shoot at his parent's photography studio in Jackson, MS.

Since then, he has developed and maintains a worldwide presence via the WWW, played on 150+ albums including Ike Turner's 2007 Grammy-Award winning "Risin' With The Blues".

BR is currently playing with instrumental rock guitar trio RDG, playing amazing shows with some of the hottest new groups out as well as opening shows for "the old guard". He also plays with an experimental group called Nice World which is largely music that is borne from experimental means.

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Bill endorses Stone Custom Drum, Sabian Cymbals, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Kickport International, Cympad, Humes & Berg, Etymotic, Eccentric Systems, and Slug Percussion Products.

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