Following the release of his EP, One for the other, lyrical-centric, rock-infused-singer-
Week by week, The CJ Ray Show will present topics of CJ her own life – parenthood, entrepreneurship and the music the singer-songwriter finds uplifting. âThe songs that inspire me are musical and lyrical works of art. They hit a nerve and tell a story, âhe says. âI hope my listeners find joy, entertainment, and concepts that help them see the world in a slightly new way. This life is amazing and we have the opportunity to lift ourselves up every day with a kind word, song or pat on the back. I want listeners to know that their life matters and that this life is our place to reflect God’s love for the world.
The last EP of the singer-songwriter, One for the other – including the single radio “Today” currently running in Christian format – released this summer. Consisting of four original songs and CJ reinvent Sarah McLachlan’s “Sweet surrender” the EP offers visceral and heartfelt performances by the songwriter and his band and was produced by Paul Figue (Jerry Cantrell / Alice In Chains, Deftones, Coheed and Cambria) and Greg Karas (Andy Grammer). Ray explores themes that include returning to normal life, caring for others, appreciating the past, desiring freedom, novelty and rebirth.
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As son, father, husband and grandfather, the family is at the forefront of CJ life. âMy granddaughter calls me Granddude, which I adore and adore being the father of my children,â he says. âI think having so many connections with other people gives me the opportunity to write music from many angles. I was a child and I got in trouble and I was successful and I was a failureâ¦ I think the breadth of life allows one to interpret life from a point of view that can contain nuggets of wisdom and the desire not to waste a word or a moment. I hope the listener feels it in my words.
Raised in a suburb north of Chicago, JC started playing music at a young age in church and with friends from his college. His first adventure was as a drummer in a four-member rock band that covered songs from bands like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and Bad Company and, for a short time, starred his now famous classmate, Tom Morello. on guitar and vocals.
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