In addition to being a tremendous songwriter and artist himself, Ray always encouraged and fostered others on that same path. Tonight Jay and I will be going to a memorial concert featuring many of those same local singer-songwriters (including Ray's wife Joanna Katzen-Scudero) and celebrating the memory of a friend who's gone but never forgotten, and who touched so many of us before he left.
I know many of you out there have seen these links before, but if you haven't (and even if you have), take a minute to listen to a few of Ray's songs and share in his legacy.
Poor Working Slob (Horizon Dawn, Through the Night, and Poor Working Slob are particularly special)
With the Help of Angels - We're Going on a Picnic is a favorite of my children - and their parents
Ray's own website - no sound clips, but lyrics to many more songs that sadly were never recorded. The song All the Way to the Rocking Chair always makes me cry, because Ray finally did find the love of his life, the one he wanted to go "all the way to the rocking chair" with, only to die just five short years later.
Thank you for letting me share this with you.