The music business is often about the connection you make in your career and the length of time you can remain involved in the scene.  This seems to be the case for the musician that came to us today in Billy Ray Deiz.

Billy Ray Deiz

The blues singer-songwriter is truly “old School” having started his recording career in the rock and roll heydays of the 1950’s.  Billy Ray was part of the legendary Los Angeles scene at the time as a founding member of The Seven Souls along with future Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch.  Later in his career he became a television personality profiling major players in the music industry including Ray Charles, Neil Diamond, Loretta Lynn, and countless others.  Staying involved in the music business gained him a long list of contacts and friends which came in quite handy when he decided to dive back into recording.

The latest track from Billy Ray Deiz is the blues rocker “Rather Have Sooner”.  He was able to enlist the talents of guitarist George Marinelli of the Bonnie Raitt band and saxophonist Jim Hoke to add to the level of professional sound.  The sultry voice of Billy Ray turns up the soul throughout the song which seems to melt its way deep into your mind.  The song is filled with truly skilled musicians and it shows.  Go find out more about this long time music man at:


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