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Get ready New Mexico And Colorado! 
Ray Wilson Music is excited to announce a Three Day Tour coming up this August. Ray Wilson, along with Angela Monden, will be traveling to New Mexico, where they will perform two shows, and then to Colorado, where they will perform one show. Ray is eager to hit the road and bring his music to new places where he will have the chance to meet current fans and create new fans.
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Read the blog post that has one billboard company calling me multiple times with very ruffled feathers. #advertising   #billboards   #dinosaurs  
Billboards litter the skyline of Amarillo, TX. Everywhere you turn there are signs and billboards advertising something to you. Think about your place of work. Is there a billboard nearby? Most likely. Now, think about what’s on that billboard. Don’t be surprised if you can’t remember. Most Americans see around 4,000 advertisements per day, according to Forbes. There is so much competing for our attention! No wonder you can’t even remember what’s...
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I was interviewed in a local magazine about tattoos as well as my hiring practices at +catmandu, Inc. 
Amarillo Magazine came out with a story this month about tattoos and their place in the workplace today. From teachers to lawyers, and from business owners to chefs, Amarillo Magazine interviewed and photographed several Amarillo professionals who all have one thing in common: tattoos. The article proved that tattoos are viewed differently than they were even ten years ago. While some of the interviewees still cover up their tattoos in profession...
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Power was out for over two hours this morning in #Amarillo   and many companies are now scrambling to fix IT problems that occurred as a result. Here's what you can do now to prevent problems when the next power outage happens.
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Happy Fourth of July from us to you!
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I love this. Come on does anyone really believe that #kanye can sing? 
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There is no vs. I'm sure kanye could sample (steal from) Freddie. That's about the extent of the talent pool in the hip hop world.

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For such an intelligent musician to blame the fans, it's just mind blowing.
In a recent interview with Planet Rock Gene Simmons of KISS blammed... wait for it... the fans for the decline and death of "the rock star." Gene - you were one of my heroes growing up and you are incredibly intelligent but you are out of touch and dead wrong on this. It is NOT THE FANS. You are still viewing the music industry from the perspective of the excess of the 70's and 80's and you need to make a paradigm shift.  In the interview Gene sa...
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Singer/Songwriter, guitar/bass playing, Entrepreneurial, Jesus Loving, Religion Hating, Bearded, 100% MAN, SOB!
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I would call me a "Rated R" for nudity, violence and language kind of G Plusser. I have a bit of a warped sense of humor and find myself to be hilarious even when others don't get "the joke." I enjoy making real connections on G+ if you have a profile pic and post interesting content I will Circle you and + the F out of you! 

I am an entrepreneur and an indie singer/songwriter.  I also love camping and the outdoors. I've enjoyed success with a company I founded in 2003 - catmandu, Inc. as well as sold my songs all over the world which I record exclusively in my humble garage studio - I list this in my "Bragging rights" but I'm seriously not trying to brag or anything - as a matter of fact I don't even like my older music much. I am, however, excited about my current musical endeavors. I walked away from music for many years to do the responsible thing (you know - get a haircut and get a real job) but began the process of starting over in 2009 musically.

Even though I love Jesus I really hate what Christianity and the Church has become. I often find myself "on the outs" with other believers - I guess I'm too radical for most of them. So if you are a conservative Christian you may not want to circle me - I'll most likely make you mad, over challenge your beliefs or straight up shock you and make you blush. 

I love my beard it gives me super powers - trust me! I also love my long hair and being free to be a man in a society that doesn't always approve of masculine behavior. That said I can also be a gentleman and enjoy dressing the part and enjoying a fine cigar, maybe a fine wine, an aged whiskey or fine tequila.

My heritage is fairly mixed up but I gravitate and associate mostly with my Scottish ancestry. I love America but the Highlands of Scotland beckon me like a hungry lover. 

Speaking of hungry lovers - I am happily married to my wife and I enjoy her friendship very much - I can't get her to use G+ but I enjoy sharing posts with her anyway. We have four amazing kids who keep us busy and tired but we make time for each other to connect emotionally and physically which we believe is a MUST in a marriage.

I reinvent myself quite often in a constant attempt to improve myself. 

Favorite Quotes:
"He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long." - Martin Luther, 1777

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

"When the doors of perception are cleansed, things will appear to man as they truly are...infinite." - William Blake

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” - Jack Kerouac

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -Winston Churchil

"I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them." ~ Sting

"If you are the kind of person who makes judgements about yourself on the basis of where you are on the charts or how many tickets have been sold to your concerts, you are guaranteed to be in for a big shock the day those figures don't turn up in your favour, and that day is inevitable. You can't measure your work by how much it sells." ~ Sting

"The bass has a weight and a heft to it that feels like a weapon, yet there is a quiet beauty to it as well. This instrument is the root of all harmony, the bedrock at the bottom of the stave upon which music is constructed." ~ Sting

"In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost." ~ Dante Alighieri

"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home." ~ Australian Aboriginal Proverb

“Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within” ~ Celtic saying
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On 1-15-15 I released my first solo album 'troubadour' I also have an amazing wife & 4 kids as well as a great team at cat-man-du, and a great bunch of musicians who perform with me. I have sold my music worldwide.
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    Singer/Songwriter, 2013 - present
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I love the passion, expertise and attention to detail that Roman and Amy pour into (get it... pour..) their roasting technique. This is one of my favorite places to go. I feel like Norm from Cheers when I walk in. Amazing service and amazing people makes for an amazing cup of coffee. Did I mention they're amazing?
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Great food and service! They have gluten-free crust (not on the menu) which is great!
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