Here is Oliver Ray photographed live at the Huichica Music Festival in June 2022 with Zeb Zaitz on drums — please see below. Huichica is pronounced "wah-CHEEK-ah".
Recruited by Patti Smith in 1995, Oliver Ray went from being a New York City street poet guitar player to full-time member of her band for the next ten years, honing his skills as a songwriter.
Oliver Ray's next album Beingone is forthcoming, release date TBC. Chris McLaughlin produced the album at Deep Space Recording, his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. Overdubs and mixing will be completed at his new studio in Los Angeles, CA. The album is set to be mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering in Portland, OR.
And the following are special Royal Oakie 10th Anniversary digital single releases:
Oliver Ray — Best Game In Town single (featuring Patti Smith) is due August 5th 2022
Zeb Zaitz — Wilderness of Mirrors single is due August 19th 2022
To preview these singles please click below (these are current album track links):
Photographs courtesy Emi Visual Arts: