The newest album from San Francisco-based rocker Ray Vaughn may be called Wounded Bird, but he’s really more like a phoenix rising from the ashes of a forgotten San Francisco music scene. Wounded Bird picks up where his last solo album left off, and now Ray Vaughn’s songs have grown from the more stripped down singer/songwriter arrangements of Way Down Low to full-band productions.
Ray Vaughn founded the punk/art rock band Hostages in 1979, and later Die Bossa Nova in 1984, leaving his mark on the then-thriving SF music scene until disappearing from the public eye in 1992. Now over 20 years later, Ray has returned as someone tempered by time and experience–with many new stories to tell. He has found a niche for his music on both college and community radio, and in press and media outlets in the USA and across Europe.
A response to and extension of Way Down Low, Ray Vaughn’s new album Wounded Bird features eight powerful tracks that leave the audience in a cathartic and contemplative state—wondering, “where has he been for all these years?”
Ray’s new album Wounded Bird, and his 2013 release Way Down Low are available worldwide both physically and digitally on his own independent record label, Rayoso Music Distributed through Independent Distribution Collective
With his new release, Ray’s back to his prolific tricks on his second solo album, “Wounded Bird”. Both producer Michael Rosen and Ed Rawlings returned to the project, and new additions include James DePrato (Chuck Prophet) on electric, slide and acoustic guitars, baritone guitar, dobro and mandolin, Kevin T White (Chuck Prophet) on bass, and Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Todd Rundgren) on drums. A response and extension to “Way Down Low”, “Wounded Bird” features eight powerful tracks that leave the audience in a cathartic and contemplative state–wondering where Ray Vaughn has been for all these years?