Darren Ray | Borrowed Time

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Borrowed Time

by Darren Ray

Debut album from this full time singer/songwriter from Arkansas.If you like soulful vocals, acoustic guitars and lyrics that hit home.You will love this CD.
Genre: Rock: Southern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Loud guitars
4:56 $0.99
2. Alibis
4:04 $0.99
3. Sweet Lullaby
4:12 $0.99
4. Valerie
3:27 $0.99
5. Baby Baby
4:30 $0.99
6. Borrowed Time
4:08 $0.99
7. Love Ain't Enough
4:54 $0.99
8. Nothin Matters Anymore
3:00 $0.99
9. Maybe Love Won't Pass Me By
4:38 $0.99
10. You Ain't Worth the Hassle
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Album Notes
Performing music has been the center of Darren Ray’s life for as long as he can remember. “My Grandma said when I was really little I’d stand behind the living room curtains, then jump out and start singing -- right when the vocals came in -- to the music on the stereo,” recalls Darren, a life long, full time musician who performs over 300 shows a year. “I still remember my folks listening to Ray Charles, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and a variety of different country artists.”

Born in Texas and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Darren joined the choir when he started elementary school and remained a member throughout his school years. Performing madrigals in junior high led to the High School Acappella Choir, which competed in the National Championships and won for two consecutive years under the direction of Don Wright.

Darren competed in every talent show he could enter. When he was in the ninth grade, his dad took him to a pawn shop where they traded his dirt bike for a bass guitar and amp and Darren’s been playing the bass ever since. He played bass in the school orchestra for a year but grew bored with trying to read music...preferring to listen to songs and play them by ear. Instead, he played his bass and sang in a variety of rock bands through-out his teens.

After graduation and playing in several different bands, Darren landed a gig playing bass with The Great Southern Railroad -- a southern rock band which had a development deal with Geffen Records and a publishing deal with Almo-Irving Music. Based in Arkansas, The Great Southern Railroad toured all over the south for six years. The band showcased for every major record label, they ultimately split-up in Augusta, Georgia in the early 90's before ever signing a recording contract.

Darren moved back home to Arkansas where he and a few of the original members of The Great Southern Railroad joined-up with musicians Jeff Cease (Black Crowes) and Doug Huffman (Boston) to form a new band. Taking the name Arkansas, the band performed at concerts with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, the Doobie Brothers and numerous others.

When Arkansas called it quits, Darren recorded his first solo CD, Borrowed Time. “I’ve been playing solo acoustic gigs ever since,” says Darren, who later released a second solo album, Guitar Man. “I also have a three piece band called Big Bad Bubba,” he continues. “We’ve been traveling and performing for over a decade -- we also have a CD: Big Bad Bubba Unleashed.” He has received multiple awards for male vocalist, songwriter, and album of the year from the Ozark Music Awards (OMA) and the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards (NAMA).

Darren recently completed a third solo CD, Darren Ray 3, and has formed a touring band to support its release. Saturated with soulful vocals, infectious melodies and genuine lyrics, Darren Ray 3 shines with the seasoned resonance that can only be obtained by years of performing.



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