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Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers

Ray Fuller's passion for the Blues was fueled with the discovery of the original Blues greats; John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, BB King, Elmore James. Young Ray Fuller was especially fond of John Lee Hooker.

The Ray Fuller Band was formed in 1974, evolving into Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers in 1978; releasing a self titled album on vinyl and Fuller has not looked back since. Mastering his craft throughout the 80's and 90's, Fuller was quick to become the "go to act" throughout Ohio to open for iconic Blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Albert Collins to name a few.

MUDDY WATERS after witnessing an opening act performance by Ray Fuller on slide guitar exclaimed for all to hear "That was some hot slide boy! I could smell the smoke backstage!

JOHN LEE HOOKER was so impressed with the band and their performance that he took Ray and his entire band and the John Lee Hooker band out to dinner and picked up the tab. He then invited Ray Fuller to be his special guest at his next show 100 miles away the very next day!

These opportunities to hang out and learn at the feet of the masters were not wasted on young Ray. He paid close attention to every pearl of wisdom and every nasty riff and blues lick generously shown to him as an eager student of the blues.

In 1989 Fuller began touring as far west as Colorado, south to Florida and north to Michigan and New York. Fuller released "Damn Guitars" in 1989 which was quick to become a top seller for Rounder Records; followed by "Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers Live" in 1992.

In 1995, touring paused with the end of Fuller's first marriage which ended in true blues fashion. This break up inspired many great songs, still receiving airplay today. Fuller went on to release "Pearlene" in 1997; Twist of Fate in 1999 and in 2003 "Live Rockin' the Blues."

With new determination in 2009 Fuller pressed on. In 2010, Fuller played his first overseas show at the Vodacom Ampitheatre in Port Elizabeth South Africa, donating all proceeds to a local South African friend/fellow musician whose daughter was fighting a life threatening illness.

Under new management in 2010, Fuller began focusing on his passion for slide guitar, playing in his own style which has been compared to and inspired by Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor and even Earl Hooker (cousin of John Lee Hooker). Fuller found himself in demand with renewed focus on his unique style of “Rockin’ Slide Guitar Blues,” playing major blues festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe. In 2011, Fuller released Piece of Work on the Azuretone Record Label.

Coming full circle from being a young musician/painter straight out of Columbus College of Art & Design opening up for the great Buddy Guy, Ray Fuller is now a Headliner at the world famous Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. In-fact, Fuller had the honor and rare privilege of recording Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers "LIVE at Buddy Guy's Legends" in 2014 with Mr. Buddy Guy in attendance!

In 2014 and 2016 Ray Fuller crisscrossed Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and France, with audiences demanding as many as FIVE ENCORES-venues packed to the gills-leaving fans screaming-stomping-chanting-demanding more at every show! A Fall 2020 Europe Tour is in the planning stages.

In 2016, Fuller released Long Black Train in Europe a month early to coincide
with his Europe Tour; its official release was in October 2016.

Ray Fullers new release PAY THE PRICE, on Azuretone Records has a release date of May 28, 2019. Pay The Price has promise to be the crown jewel of Fuller’s 40 year career. Pre-release Pay The Price reviews have been “outstanding,” praising Fuller’s seasoned, clear vocals, his tight rhythm section and as American Blues Scene put it “leaves listeners both breathless and thirsty for more!”

Ray Fuller's immediate focus is on bringing his unique "Rockin' Slide Guitar Blues" to Blues Festivals and major Blues venues throughout USA, Canada, Europe and beyond; putting on high energy, dynamic performances full of fire and energy audiences won't soon forget!

"Sounds like Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor tempered with the rowdiness of George Thorogood." -- Guitar Player Magazine