Hi, my name is Ray, I've been playing guitar for 26 years. I grew up in Chicago, Minneapolis, went to high school in Lake Zurich, Illinois, and as a single Dad, I raised my son in Lake Villa, Illinois. In 1998 we moved to southwest Montana near Yellowstone Park where I still reside. The music you hear on the CD is a compilation of ideas I've been working on pretty much all of my life...the guitar and my studio, and the willingness to sit still and listen were necessary for them to come out...time alone in the mountains has also helped me to focus on these aspects of myself that were waiting for the opportunity to become manifest. The picture on the CD is from a place near Yellowstone, one of my favorite hikes, the view is actually looking into the Park from the north...if you are familiar with the area, you know where I was...if not, you should come visit, and find your own special places...: ) I have also been a photographer for 30 years, now residing in a place of unparalelled beauty and variety, I find it rewarding when I can share my photos along with my music...you may see samples of my images on MySpace.com, CafePress.com, and Photobucket.com. I am pleased you took the time to visit my little window on CDBaby, thanks for taking the time, enjoy the music, and may the sun always be shining wherever you are...: ) RMQ.