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David Kilburn Ray

David Kilburn Ray’s acoustic-based modern folk songs veer from history to historical fiction, autobiography to fantasy, or philosophy to frivolity. He leaves it to the listener to decide which is which.

Ray is ever on the lookout for inspiration from a fragment of story, a turn of phrase, a snapshot image, or a companion’s lovable quirk. Fortunately, his family, friends, and work in land conservation supply him amply.

Music can serve many a purpose, and as a listener, Ray draws sustenance from many different styles—from the rawness of rock and rap, to the rhythms of reggae, the jump of jazz, and the poesy of pop.

As a musician, though, Ray is most at home singing alongside one of the best kinds of friends, an old acoustic guitar. Each of his songs is just a brief sketch of one more scene from that mysterious human situation in which we all strive, struggle, wonder, and love.