Ray Naylor
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Ray Naylor

Folcroft, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE

Folcroft, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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Slow Cooker: Release 2003
No Shrink Wrap: Released 2009



"No Shrink Wrap" is Ray Naylor’s recently released recording (December 2009 release) This acoustic CD is a collection of 14 songs, all written by Ray Naylor with the exception of 3 songs (Gas Station Women by Phil Ochs, Come Fare Away With Me by Jean Richie, and the music to Dough Re Me by Woody Guthrie with new lyrics by Ray Naylor). In the short time that "No Shrink Wrap" has been released, the recording has been played on the following radio programs: WMUC, Roots & Winds, Maryland; Folk On Sunday, New Zealand; Grassroots, Australia; WFDU, Sunday Simcha, New Jersey; KVMR, Back Roads, California; KUMN, Freeform, Oregon; Town & Country Radio Show, New Zealand; CHES, Acoustic Planet,Canada; Whole Wheat Radio, Alaska; Festival Radio, Live365; KTEP, Folk Fury, Texas; World Waves, Israel; WYSO, Detours, Ohio; KPFK, Alive & Picking, California; One of The Folk, Australia. No Shrink Wrap is Ray Naylor’s second recording. "Slow Cooker", Ray’s first CD, was released in 2003.

"No Shrink Wrap" was produced and engineered by Daoud Shaw of Radio Active Productions. Those performing on the recording were Bob Beach (Harmonica and Flute), Ray Duffy (acoustic guitar, dobra, and banjo), Esther Golton (mountain dulcimer and flute), Tom Hampton (Pedal Steel), Ray Naylor (vocals and acoustic guitar), Michael Radcliffe (bass guitar), Daoud Shaw (percussion), Something Black (Courtney Malley, Charlie Sweeney, and Doug Wightman) on background vocals, and Bob Tangrea on Fiddle and Mandolin.

In additional to performing and songwriting, Ray Naylor has been involved in the Philadelphia folk music community in various roles since 1980 including producing several concert series, booking music for several venues, managing 3 local performing songwriters, producing a newsletter for local musicians (The Open Mic Monitor), and producing Fiddles and Frets, an internet radio program on Live365.

Ray Naylor has played at a number of venues over the years, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 1997.

Ray lives in Folcroft, PA,. right outside of Philadelphia.

Ray Naylor can be reached at raysings@gmail.com

Web Site: www.raynaylor.net