Rick wanted to play guitar after seeing the The_Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in '64. He got his first guitar in '66 at the ripe old age of 6 going on 7. In '73 he started the band NEUROTIC which went on until 1985. He then formed the Rick Ray Band (version - 1) which went on until 1989. In 1990 he formed the band Riot Act which lasted until 2000. In 2000 Rick reformed 'The Rick Ray Band' (version - 2) and has been recording and performing with them since then.
The Rick Ray Band have opened for:
Blue Oyster Cult,
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
The Steve Morse Band
Uli Jon Roth
The Michael Schenker Group
The Mark Wood Band (members of T.S.O.)
The Average White Band
Crack The Sky
Bruce Bouillet (guitarist from Racer X)
Eric Gales Band
The Happy Together Tour (featuring Flo & Eddie)
Kill Devil Hill (members of Sabbath, Dio, Pantera, Down)
Michael Angelo Batio
Although there are quite a few releases from The Rick Ray Band, it's in the live setting where the nuclear reaction happens...on stage, the band is on fire.
You can contact Rick directly here - Rick's E-Mail
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Rick opening for the Blue Oyster Cult and Lynyrd Skynyrd at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
The Rick Ray Band was on the 2nd stage for this gig.
Rick Schultz - Reeds, performing live with The Rick Ray Band at the Time Warner Amphitheatre in Cleveland.
Rick Ray opening for Michael Schenker at the Agora.
Shaggy jammin' at the Dolphin down by Columbus, Ohio
Kip Volans - drummer extraordinaire jammin' at Stella's in Downtown Cleveland