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Ray Fuller

Ray Fuller

Birthdate: December 19, 1954 , Columbus , OH

Current Band: Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers (for the past 28 years)

Past Bands: Various teen rock and blues bands, the Eric Moore Band, The Gears (with Terry Davidson), Fullburn (side project with Mick Williams of the Burners)

Gear: Jimmy Vaughn Tex-Mex Strat, 1965 Sears Silvertone, Jerry Jones Danelec-tro 1964 Fender Pro Amp, 1966 Fender Super Reverb

Recordings you are on: First sessions 1977 (unreleased), “The Ray Fuller Band” 1978 LP, “Project Adena” 1979 LP compilation, Q-FM 96 Hometown Album 1980 LP compilation, Eric Moore Band demos 1980 unreleased, Denny Bruce demos (Fabulous Thunderbirds Mgr.) 1982-83 unreleased, “Somethin' Shakin” Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers LP 1984, “Bangshift”, Terry Davidson and the Gears LP 1986 (guest performer), “Damn Gui tars” Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers LP 1989, Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers “Live” CD 1993, “Pearlene” Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers 1997, “Provisions” Sean Carney and the Nite Owlz CD 1998 (produced and performed on), “The Gift” CD compilation benefiting the homeless 1998, “Twist of Fate” Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers CD 1999

Favorite guitarist (living): Ronnie Earl, Jimmy Vaughn, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy

Favorite guitarist (deceased): Magic Sam, Freddie King, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Hound Dog Taylor

Favorite singer (living): Etta James, Otis Rush, Delbert McClinton

Favorite singer (deceased): Magic Sam, Little Walter, Lightnin Hopkins, Jimmy Rogers

First record: “Saturday Night,” Frank Sinatra

First blues record: “Boogie Woogie Prayer” Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, Lux Lewis, 1978

Music career focus: Show up early, start on time, keep guitar in tune.

Personal Statement:

Ray Fuller: "Music is a gift from God. If you don't use it, you'll lose it.."

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