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Past Reviews
Ray Cummins - "Summer Daze"

"Summer Daze... End of the Road"  (CD)

Performer - Ray Cummins
Produced by Ray Cummins and Randy Hauser
Hands down, Ray Cummins is the most practiced and accomplished "note-for-note" Chet style guitarist in the world.  He has dedicated his whole life to listening to and emulating his (and, our) great hero Chet Atkins.  He also was a personal friend of the late master of finger style guitar, and learned a lot of his playing techniques first hand - with Chet's blessing.  And, because of this dedication, Ray has mastered the style, sound, clarity and most importantly - the feel of Chet's music.  And, he is quite the song writer, as well.

To be fair to the reader I've got to preface this review by saying that due to unfortunate circumstances Ray Cummins has received mixed reviews in the past.  But, I've known Ray for close to six years now, and to be equally fair to

In a nutshell, "Summer Daze" is a great tune - a well written one with a wonderful flowing yet simple "humm-able"  melody line.  However, it is Ray's performance

On listening to it for the very first time it will have you humming along and wanting to pick up your guitar to play along - only to quickly discover that he has licks in it that only a true master of this sport can play - and, those that only Ray Cummins can play that cleanly....  And, to sound exactly like Chet...  whew... 

The only negative on this album is that it only has two songs on it.  But, he is only asking SIX BUCKS for it... And, the other tune "End of the Road" is a beautiful single note line song, as well.   Hey, still worth every penny of it...

"Summer Daze... End of the Road" - $6

Performed by: Ray Cummins
"Summer Daze" - written and produced by Ray Cummins
"End of the Road" - written by LA Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons, produced by Ray Cummins and Randy Hauser

Purchase Information:

Ray Cummins
PO Box 1578
Florence, KY 41022
Phone & FAX: (859) 384-4792
w-mail: guitarcummins@aol.com
website: www.raycummins.com