Raymond Everett







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a part of me that needs to be tended to. Every time I pick up my guitar and start playing, I'm amazed that I am able to play music that I've heard all my life, and now that I'm retired, I can finally have time to make it happen. It gives me great satisfaction to sing and play any song I want as long as I work at it. It is very exciting to do this thing.

What is your music dream?

To write a great song.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start with recreation. Give humans a headstart in common sense and decency. Elevate their capacity to understand each other and take away the dark evil shadows that lurk in the minds of people that wish to harm others.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I remember being in the Rivoli Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ when I saw Elvis Presley in Jail House Rock. OMG. The whole place got up and danced. They could not stay in their seats. I guess I was about seven or eight years old at the time. So the most memorable song would be Jail House Rock.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Mostly from the 50's 60's and 70's too many to name. It was an era of the greatest music ever recorded. The artists were truely magnificent. So many genres of music and so many hit songs from all the genres. Soul, Rock, Country and Pop. Then the great British Invasion with more great music. Magic is the word.

What inspires you to make music?

The great sounds and lyrics that make a great grove or riff.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


What do you think of Drooble?

Too early to tell.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of time.