From: VA, United States
Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul
Ray Williams (born Lloyd Ray Williams Jr August 16,1959 in Norfolk Va) is a BMI Songwriter and a former Television Anchor, reporter and radio DJ. Ray spent 19 years in Broadcasting. His musical roots began at an early age playing guitar in church and taking piano at age seven. Ray played guitar and sang on live local radio at age 9. Then played in several garage bands until playing in the original Naked Earth Band at 17.
RAY WILLIAMS and BLUE NAKED EARTH is a state of mind transcending time and space. Dealing in Funk aka Fonk which refers to the genre's form in the 70's.
The original 77 band was called Naked Earth . The talented band disbanded due to internal problems before it could even get off the ground. Ray gave up music until he was encouraged to pursue his passion in 2008 by a member of one of his alltime favorite bands Sly and The Family Stone. Ray previously a keyboard player always wanted to play bass after being influenced by Larry Graham and Graham Central Station. Ray's wife bought him a Fender Jazz Bass for his birthday and the rest is history.