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Songs from my album, "Downtown Live!" will be released on all streaming platforms in the near future. I'll keep you informed. Please fill out the contact form below for updates!

Album

Downtown Live!

Ray Valdez Band

This is a five song album of vintage 80s songs written by Ray Valdez. The album is now available on Songtradr.com for sync licensing consideration. In the future, the album will be available on most streaming platforms. Each song on the album will be released separately as a single. Keep an eye out! You can preview the songs on this website in the

This is a five song album of vintage 80s songs written by Ray Valdez. The album is now available on Songtradr.com for sync licensing consideration. In the future, the album will be available on most streaming platforms. Each song on the album will be released separately as a single. Keep an eye out! You can preview the songs on this website in the music section under the header: "Post Punk." The songs on the album were recorded live on June 10, 1988 at a concert in downtown Albuquerque, NM. Performers: Ray Valdez, guitar/vocals, Ron Blood, bass and Jim Bensman drums and backing vocals.

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Press / Reviews

In the late 80s, I was involved with a 60s cover band which was mentioned in the Albuquerque Journal on April 3, 1987. Here is an excerpt from the article:  "The two most impressive musicians of the bunch are bassist Don Hill, who played a melodic lead line at the end of Strawberry Alarm Clock's 'Incense and Peppermints,' and lead guitarist Ray Valdez who faithfully mimicked the tiered lead guitar picking style of the Byrds and the electric guitar picking style of Jeff Beck when he lead the Yardbirds."

 

RADIO AIRPLAY

  • Trilakesradio.com (Colorado Phil, DJ)
  • Smileradio.co
  • Powerplantradio.org
  • Fusionmusicradio.net (Luis Drayton, DJ)
  • Radioashford.com (Steve Monk, DJ)
  • RadioTFSC.TK/radio.html
  • WWW.Belter-radio.webeden.co.uk/
  • KTIM.org (Michael Ed Bates, DJ)
  • Spiderwebradio.com
  • Madwaspradio.com (Dee Webb, DJ)
  • RockersDive.com
  • AM 1670, San Antonio, TX (Rick the Rock, DJ)
  • ISXRadio.com ( Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
  • Good Music Radio, UK, On rotation.
  • Pandora Radio
  • Note: The above radio stations have featured either my original music or songs that I have co-written with other artists.

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