Raymond Hogue


www.facebook.com/RayHogueMusic I do my own mixing and mastering. I use Studio 2/4 usb by Presonus. And I am improving with each recording. I have fun. I am a one-man band on the album "Rise and Shine" and other recordings. I have had the good fortune of some beautiful people singing some of my songs: Janey Neal sings "Canyon Ferry", Jorgen Ollson in Denmark sings and does an arr of "As I Take a Closer Look", Tanja Langerbeins in Germany sings "A Bluer Sky" and "I Dream", Mark Cedermark of Denmark sings and does an arr of "I Love You Forever". Even though my own singing voice is not the "best", I think it's acceptable in my recordings, and it's a lot faster to perform and record all by myself. But I will consider collaborating with quality singers; just give me a nod. Love, Ray







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

it's sound

What is your music dream?

my music making being helpful to myself and others

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

I'd start with the quality of my consciousness

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Morning Morgantown" by Joni Mitchell

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

YES and The Moody Blues ... many others

What inspires you to make music?

Realizing my visions. The joy of expressing myself.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Joy, Love, Beauty Peace, Truth and more --- God and Heaven

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

I feel that I am helping make peoples day a good experience

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

too much r&b ... and down with rap for my taste

What do you think of Drooble?

clever design. And it's fun.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

my voice for one.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I go to live performance sometimes. I have a group on facebook called "Musician Friends of Ray" where I post members music.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

being wealthy would help

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Janey Neal, Tanja Langerbeins, Jorgen Ollson, Mark Cedermark, Audrey Callahan, Tamara Rodriguez (artists I have collabed with except Tamara and Audrey)