Ray DeSylvester is known for playing his harmonica throughout audiences and performing solo renditions of the national anthem at festivals. In 2020 Ray received the honor of being inducted into the AZ Blues Hall of Fame. Ray represented NAZBA January 2017 at the IBC in Memphis. Ray won the Phoenix Blues Society’s Arizona Blues Showdown for top traditional solo act in 1998. He was also an International Blues Competition finalist, two consecutive years.

Ray DeSylvester Performed At:

  • Monterrey Blues festival in 2001 and 2002
  • Payson June Bug Festival
  • Rhythm Room Harmonica Blow Out
  • Old Town Center for the Arts Blues Fest
  • Walkin’ on Main Art Fest
  • PBS Blues Blast
  • Pecan and Wine Festival
  • Superstition Blues Brews Fest
  • Blues Harp NAZBA Music Fest
  • Shades of Blue – Mary Fisher Theatre

Current Bands/Duos:

  • Ray DeSylvester
  • Blue Smoke/Smokin’ Blue
  • Root Doctors

For more currents events, please go to Events page.

2012
Nov. 26, 2012/2013 Cliff Castle Casino,  School Benefit/Auction
Feb. 24   Hopi School Benefit,  Rhythm Room,  Phoenix
Mar. 22, Desert Eagle Brewing Company,  Mesa
Apr.  21  Crema Cafe,  Cottonwood,  Arizona Highways Film Shoot
May  10  Desert Eagle Brewing Company,  Mesa
Jun.   8    Burning Tree Cellars,  Cottonwood
Jun.  14   Desert Eagle Brewing Company,  Mesa
Jun.  20   McGuireville Tavern,  McGuireville
Jun.  29   McGuireville Tavern,  McGuireville
Jul.   14   Phoenix Blues Society Benefit,   Rhythm Room
Aug.  9    Janeys, Cave Creek
Aug.  31  RIOT,  Cottonwoood
Sept.  13   Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Oct.  11   Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Oct.  25  Sidewinders Saloon, Pine
Oct.  26  McGuireville Tavern,  McGuireville
Nov.  8  Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Nov.  15  Sidewinders Saloon,  Pine
Dec.  1   St. Josephs Catholic School Benefit,  Cliff Castle Casino,  Camp Verde
Dec.  7   My Dobro,  Cottonwoood
Dec.  10  Harmonica Blowout,  Rhythm Room, Phoenix
Dec.  13  Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Dec.  20  Janeys,  Cave Creek2014
Jan.   17   My Dobro,  Cottonwood
Jan.  31    Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Feb.  21   My Dobro,  Cottonwood
Feb.  28   Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Mar.  28   Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Apr.   25   Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Mesa
Arp.   27   NAZBA  Blues Benefit,  My Dobro,  Cottonwood
May  30   Desert Eagle Brewing Company,  Mesa

 

 

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