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Thurston Ray – Welcome Back to Shrine World Music Venue

Ease on up to Harlem and check out Thurston Ray in a late set at Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NYC!  Thursday, 11/2/17 – 11-12am Admission is FREE.  It’s been too long! Glad to be Back!  Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/events/1495681070524070/...
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Thurston Ray on Punchland

Check out this quick Thurston Ray’s interview with Myles Hunt from Punchland. http://www.punchland.com/?post_type=post&p=83597   Thanks Myles!   –Thurston Ray Music ...
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Thurston Ray at the American Folk Art Museum

We are ‘embracing’ this moment and all that comes with it. I am excited to be performing at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC on Oct. 20th. The show starts at 5:30pm. We share the stage with two other acts, Cordelia Stephens & Jesse Tillers. Please come out! I...
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‘Embrace’ the EP is here!

‘Embrace’ is here! Embrace is everywhere. Please search for it, but here are some popular links to preview and purchase the CD. You can purchase the new CD and have it sent to you or download it here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/thurstonray2 ‘Embrace’ is on itunes/Apple music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/embrace-ep/id1279311730  ‘Embrace’ on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Embrace-Thurston-Ray/dp/B075DGL8QQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504893717&sr=8-1&keywords=embrace+thurston+ray...
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Relaunch: Thurston Ray Crowd Funding Campaign

Happy April Everyone! Today is a new day, and we are stepping into a new musical chapter and continuing to reach beyond. Today I am relaunching a crowd funding campaign with Indiegogo. This is an opportunity for you, the listeners, to contribute to the making of my new EP, tentatively...
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Thurston Ray Breaks the Hiatus – This Saturday in Brooklyn, NY

We are back after a brief hiatus from performing. Join ‘Thurston Ray’ and the band this Saturday, 4/11 – 8pm sharp! at ‘The Way Station‘, 683 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights – Brooklyn. Admission is FREE! Love donations are encouraged. Check out the Way Station’s Website here   Hear some of...
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Please Support Thurston Ray’s Crowd Funding Campaign

Thank you for supporting Thurston Ray through the years. Now, we are turning the page and working on new material, but we need your help. Are you willing to support? You can be a part of the next EP. Every Donation is appreciated. If you can not give, please share...
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Thurston Ray Live in Harlem – This Friday!

This Friday, 5/15/2015 – 8pm Sharp! – Thurston Ray will be live at the Shrine in Harlem –  for another FREE performance. If you are in the NYC area, come check us out. We are starting promptly at 8pm for a 1 hour performance. Bring a friend! Kick off the...
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We still need your help…

Please help Thurston Ray take this music to the next level! Be a part of the movement, and donate to the Crowd Fund to support his upcoming EP! You will be rewarded. Check out the campaign video here!    ...
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Thank You – Video

Thank you everyone for supporting the crowd funding campaign to support my new EP! Click here for a message for you! ...
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Tonight @ ‘Whynot Jazz Room’ – Whynot?

That’s right! Thurston Ray’s next scheduled show is tonight at the very intimate Why Not Jazz Room. Wednesday, 8/19/15 – 8pm.   Admission is $10. This is a very intimate space, so get there early to secure your seat. Why Not Jazz Room is located at 14 Christopher Street, West...
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Thank You – Gratitude

I think it’s time for me to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who continues to support ‘Thurston Ray’ – ME.   I appreciate the love shown at these past NYC shows. I look forward to traveling and sharing this music in other cities. It has been a process,...
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Hello 2016

Hello 2016!  What will you have in store for me?  There are so many things I want to do and see But please don’t let this be all about me Show me new ways that I can give Give me more time  to boldly live And be the love I...
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Warm It Up Again w/ Thurston Ray

It’s been a moment of change, writing, and preparation. But now it’s time to ‘warm it up again’!  With the new year, comes new energy. It’s time to take more faith steps! Join me & help us warm in up again.  Check out the dates below. We start off in...
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The Way Station Rescheduled

So our canceled show at The Way Station, due to Saturday’s lovely blizzard, has be rescheduled for Saturday April 2nd at 8pm. We will see you then at The Way Station in Brooklyn. But before then, you can check us in Harlem back at Shrine World Music Venue on Feb....
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Tonight at Shrine World Music Venue

Tonight, we are happy to be back at Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd – Harlem! 9-10p – Admissions is FREE (Donations Appreciated!) This is our 1st show of 2016! Hear some new material. Help us Warm It UP Again! #IJWTKTYKTIH We look forward to seeing...
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O P E N

Today  O P E N yourself  up to something new!  I   O P E N  myself to the new things that today will bring. I believe that I am putting positive energy into the atmosphere, and it’s going to come back to me in a positive way. It may...
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It’s Our Anniversary

It’s our Anniversary!!!  It’s been a LOVE / HATE situation for years, but the good has outweighed the bad. You have shown me who I am in many ways. I’ve met and learned from so many people and situations, and I feel I’ve just begun. For this I am grateful. ...
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Two Dates In April

PLEASE mark your calendars. Thurston Ray  has two performance dates coming up in April. Saturday – April 2nd 8-9p – The Way Station, Brooklyn, NY  - We are back again at the fun spot.  Saturday – April 16th 8-9p – Club Groove, NYC  - This is our first show at...
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April 16th at Club Groove

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show in Brooklyn last week. Let’s keep in flowing! Please hear Thurston Ray  & the band at Club Groove  in NYC – Saturday, April 16th 8-9p. Admission is $5.  This is our first appearance at this historic venue. Please come out and...
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S T I L L H E R E

The summer is moving quickly, and it’s been a beautiful time to write. I have been writing/creating a lot, and finding ways to record what I’ve written is a beautiful challenge. I am fortunate to work with some talented musicians, and each day I count my blessings that I am...
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Studio Time

Thank you  E V E R Y O N E  who continues to wait for, encourage, and pray for me and this music.  So many have contributed in many ways. The music is still moving, and everyday I give thanks for a chance to make a dint in my dream....
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H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S

Happy Holidays to all of you who continue to support ‘Thurston Ray’. 2017  is approaching, and we’ve got some new things in store. Please stay connected. Again Happy Holidays!  Thank you!  & Happy New Year!   Keep reaching for you best! Thurston Ray Music...
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New Things Coming

Hello. Thank you for continuing to support ‘Thurston Ray’. As I am recording, I am reminded by the many people who have reached out to me. I appreciate those who gave into my crowd funding campaign. I am excited to share some new things soon. Please stay with me. The...
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This Week New Single Premiere

Hey People! I am sharing a new single this week, and I am excited to share a piece of what/ we have been working on. This track will take you back and hopefully have you feeling really good.  Stay tuned in the for single “I’m here”. Please follow me on...
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New Single: “I’m Here”

Today, I want to introduce a new song to you. Being vulnerable is not easy, but I am so grateful that “I’m Here“. Please take a listen. I hope you enjoy. “Everybody wants to be heard. Everybody wants to be seen, and I just want to know that you know that I’m...
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New Dates, New Things…on the way!

New Performance Dates!!!   – New things are coming soon. Stay posted.  -Thurston Ray   DATE:  Wednesday,  8/16/17 TIME:  7:30-8:30 pm DETAILS:   Thurston Ray back at ‘Club Groove’, NYC – More Info to Come!!! Click here for more details! _____________________________________________________________________________________ DATE:  Friday,  9/8/17 TIME:  9:00 pm DETAILS:   Thurston...
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Welcome Back! Thurston Ray Live 8/16/17

Please plan to come check us out. New music. Fresh energy. Cool vibes. We are back at Club Groove NYC on Wed. 8/16/17 – 7:30pm – 8:30pm.  Tickets $5.00 at the door. Check it out here.   xoxo, Thurston Ray Music...
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TONIGHT – Thurston Ray @ Club Groove (NYC)

Tonight – 7:30pm ….please come out the Club Groove – 125 Macdougal Street, NYC – $5.00 admissions. We  will be performing new music from the new ep “Embrace”.  And I just received the new ep as well. So you can purchase yours tonight for $5.00.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BX3IKVnDW5O/?taken-by=musicbythurstonray I was not expecting...
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E M B R A C E

Thank you everyone who came out to Club Groove last week! September is around the corner and we are finally planning to fully release the new EP/CD – Embrace! We are also kicking off this new music with 2  live shows: Friday, Sept. 8th – 9pm at The Way Station-...
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E m b r a c e – Sept. 8th

September 8th – Thurston Ray officially releases the new ep – ‘Embrace’. Happy to announce that the new EP ‘Embrace’ will be released online – everywhere – Friday, Sept. 8th & we kick it off with a performance at The Way Station in Brooklyn – 9-10pm…that same night! Then another...
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