Stories” is a series of moments in my life. Together they bring my story up to
songs represent moments in my life I remember so vividly!
people write poems, paint pictures or even get tattoos to commemorate strong
events in their lives. For me, I choose to write songs.
Different People” is a song twenty years old. “The Price” was written in the
middle of the recording session to add a chapter in the story.
album is a play with eight acts. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I
Ray Wilinski, 55, spent 16 years working as a musician in California and Colorado
beginning in 1970 after leaving college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in music. "I went out there to become a rock star, but that didn't
happen, but I met a lot of people out there who
really helped me with my playing and my knowledge of music."
started out playing trumpet during junior high, just like his father who
played with an orchestra, but he switched over to bass during college. He
got into a rock band while in college, in part to earn some extra cash.
He returned to Rockford
ago and played in a band called The Corvettes for two years with his cousin Mike Novak. From there he
played a summer with a band called Smuggler and then another group, Rick
Rogers And The Resistors.
This is his
first solo release and Ray covers all the instruments used in this CD.