RAY WILLIAM ROLDAN – ELEVATOR SONG
Born in Jersey and raised on the West Coast. He is known as someone with something to say. Came up listening to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Rick Nelson, Merl Haggart, George Jones and more.
Ray picked up the guitar and harmonica in his late teens. But his heart was always in the words of the classic songs he grew up on.
He writes about what he knows and he has lived in the classic Country and Blues/Rock style. He sings his songs like someone who owns the story. Ray has had the good fortune with his band, Broke Fence, to have recorded with some great musicians such as Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams), John J.T. Thomas (Bruce Hornsby), Rick Shea (Dave Alvin, Rosie Perez), Bruce Watson (Rod Stewart), Chuck Kavoorus, and Brad Cobb (Tori Amos), David Chamberlain (Roy Buchanan, Manhattan Transfer). Ray’s band also includes Mark Hayes (lead guitar) and Luke Hayes (drums).