The Ray "Catfish" Copeland Band

  • Genre
  • Blues
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Blues ★
  • Musicians
    • Greg Roberts — bass
    • Larry Schiavone — drums
    • Marilyn Woods — percussion, vocals
    • Ray "Catfish" Copeland — guitar, vocals
    • Steve Randall — guitar
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

"Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Eclectic.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

I met guitarist Steve Randall at The Fifth String while playing a nice Taylor guitar from the inventory. Steve finished a lesson and picked up an acoustic and started playing along with me. Sounded so good that I hired him to play a gig at the first opportunity. Greg Roberts, bass, and Larry Schiavone, drums, came along, and that was it!

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

Could be any one of several performances at The Torch Club.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

I let them go immediately, so I just can't remember!

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Easy listening stuff from the '50s and early '60s.

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

"Baby Let Me Follow You Down."

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

Time to make a new CD to go along with the first two, Got Love If You Want and Don't Ever Take My Picture Down.

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

Mind X, Charlie Baty, Rick Estrin, Aaron King and more.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

All the blues greats, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, old school country, western swing, rockabilly, classic rock.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

Chet Atkins.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

Always be on time and bring the best version of yourself that you got!

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