Ray Fuller was given his first guitar, a Gibson Melody Maker, at the age of 8. At an early age, Fuller was inspired by the British Invasion; Rolling Stones, Yardbirds and the Animals bands. Fuller’s first Blues album he ever heard was John Mayall and the Blues Breakers featuring Eric Clapton. “I could tell good blues guitar when I heard it…it was different.”
Fuller’s passion for the Blues was fueled with the discovery of the original Blues greats; John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, BB King, Elmore James. Young Ray Fuller was especially fond of John Lee Hooker.
The Ray Fuller Band was formed in 1974, evolving into Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers in 1978; releasing a self-titled album on vinyl and Fuller has not looked back since. Mastering his craft throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Fuller was quick to become the “go to act” throughout Ohio to open for iconic Blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Albert Collins to name a few.
Muddy Waters, after witnessing an opening act performance by Ray Fuller on slide guitar, exclaimed for all to hear “That was some hot slide boy! I could smell the smoke backstage”
John Lee Hooker was so impressed with the band and their performance that he took Ray and his entire band and the John Lee Hooker band out to dinner and picked up the tab. He then invited Ray Fuller to be his special guest at his next show 100 miles away the very next day!
Ray Fuller’s immediate focus is on bringing his unique “Rockin’ Slide Guitar Blues” to Blues Festivals and major Blues venues throughout USA, Canada, Europe and beyond; putting on high energy, dynamic performances full of fire and energy audiences won’t soon forget!
“Sounds like Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor tempered with the rowdiness of George Thorogood.” — Guitar Player Magazine
Harmonicist Doc Malone brings a ton of stage presence with
his performances! Bassist Myke Rock and drummer
Daryl Jumper are the driving force behind our tight rhythm section!
All tickets for this show are General Admission. Tables will be seated on a first come-first serve basis.