Will's Bio

In the early 1990’s,  Will founded The Hellecasters along with fellow pickers John Jorgenson and Jerry Donahue. Their albums and DVD’s have earned them wide praise from musicians and press around the world. Their “Return of the Hellecasters” album was awarded Guitar Player Magazine’s “Best Album” and “Best Country Album” awards in 1993.   In the mid 1990’s Fender unveiled several signature model Telecaster guitars: The Will Ray Jazz-a-caster and The Will Ray MojoTele. And in 2002 G&L Musical Instruments began production on two new innovative Will Ray signature model guitars.  Since 2006 BBE Electronics has built & sold a WR signature model chorus pedal built to Will’s specs called the Mind Bender. And Hipshot Products currently builds a Will Ray model B-Bender which is popular with country pickers. In addition Hipshot has also makes and sells Will’s popular Stealth Slide Ring.  Will has worked in Los Angeles with artists like Michael Nesmith, Thomas Dolby, Joe Walsh, Carlene Carter,  Steve Earle and Tom Jones. His songs have appeared on TV shows such as Oprah, the Tonight Show, and the NBA Basketball Championships.  As a writer Will has been a regular contributor to Guitar Player Magazine since the 90’s and has had several regular monthly columns in the magazine. Lately he has been writing a monthly column in Premier Guitar Magazine called “Bottom Feeder”.  To learn more about Will Ray you can go to his website at www.willray.biz  You can also visit him on Facebook and YouTube.