Detroit, Michigan (December 22, 2017) – Native Michigander, Audrey Ray, gave it everything she has to her devoted fans who came to see her live on the Shelter stage in the basement of Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI tonight! This country concert was a lot of fun!!! The event was an all-ages concert; many children, as well as adults, enjoyed the upbeat music of Audrey Ray.
Audrey Ray (lead vox/acoustic guitar) and her band, John Massey (bass/vox), Ken Kudsin (drums), Tommy Furbacher (lead guitar) and Michael Martin (rhythm guitar/ keys/ harmonica/ vox), did a great job entertaining us. The doors opened at 7:00 PM and she went on at 7:45 PM and played for about a half an hour. The seven songs she sang were: “Last Goodbye”, “Who’s Sorry Now”, “Reckless”, “Hell to Pay”, “Little White Church”, “Any Man/Sugar”, “Back Road Memories”.
Photojournalist: Addison Elliott
“Growing up in the small town of Highland, Michigan country music singer-songwriter Audrey Ray made her move to the bright lights. Country music was always playing in her home and she was always encouraged to sing everywhere she went. Early on, Audrey was influenced by a wide variety of music from her father. She was very much influenced by tunes of Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Patty Griffin and Steve Earle. After learning piano and playing for a number of years, Audrey found a new inspiration with the guitar. Thanks to her father, he taught her three chords and Audrey taught herself the rest. As she continues to make new song as she thinks of them, she is living a normal life just like anybody else. She is influenced by: Miranda Lambert, Patty Griffin, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Patty Loveless,
Travis Tritt, and The Ginn Sisters.”Audrey Ray