About The Journeymen
The Journeymen is a web collaboration between two top-notch recording artists living on opposite ends of California.
Drummer Bill Ray, originally from Mississippi, has toured the world with various bands and is best known for his position as Ike Turner’s drummer during the last 7 years of his illustrious life. He currently resides in Ocean Beach (San Diego) and performs with The Kings of Rhythm and Earl Thomas, among other local groups. In 2007 the album “Risin’ With The Blues”, Ike Turner’s final release that Bill played on won a Grammy for “Best Traditional Blues”. Bill is prominently featured on the Smithsonian Channel’s special narrated by Morgan Freeman “Sound Revolution”
Neil MacPherson holds a degree in piano performance from UNC-Colorado and has performed with John Popper, Marc Ford, Bobby McFerrin and others. He now hails from Santa Cruz, CA and is active in the bay area jazz scene.
Umphrey’s McGee delivered a massive bust out of “Rising Bird” for the first time in over 16 years during a VIP set at their Georgia Theatre three-night closer in Athens.
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit continued their Ryman Residency in Nashville on Saturday where they debuted a cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping.”
Bon Iver’s appearance on ‘CBS This Morning’ featured an interview with the band as well as video of songs off their 2019 album ‘i,i’ and more from their recent show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Steely Dan delivered the first “Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)” in 45 years during the third outing of their five-night residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Trey Anastasio offered up a solo acoustic debut of “Sanity” and more during his concert at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Friday night.