By the age of five, Ray Goren was already playing his favorite tunes by Thelonious Monk, J.J. Johnson, Miles Davis, and Oscar Peterson on a keyboard. A few years later, while searching Youtube, Goren stumbled on a clip of BB King, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and Albert Collins playing together. Before the day was over, with the Internet at his disposal, Goren discovered many other blues and rock greats including Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Otis Rush. After talking his parents into getting him a guitar, Goren found his calling.
Goren started to write his own original music which draws primarily from R&B, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Gospel. In the winter of 2013 and the spring of 2014, he went into the studio and recorded two EPs. The first will be released in June 24, 2014 and was produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss). Kramer enlisted Drummer Able Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney), and bassist Paul Bushnell (Tim McGraw).
Goren is an explosive live performer who has been playing all around the United States since he was 10-years-old. Among Goren’s fans are some of the most respected figures in music. Though it’s just about impossible to grasp where his soulful phrasing, profound lyrical sense, or deep sense of melody come from, one thing is agreed upon by all of Goren’s admirers: he has a very exciting journey ahead of him.