Ray Shasho published his first novel entitled Check the Gs, a comical and awe-inspiring novel about growing up in the family business. Shasho subsequently released a second edition entitled, Wacky Shenanigans on F Street-Proud to be Politically-Incorrect in Washington D.C.
In 2010, Ray Shasho became a classic rock music journalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. It started out as a fun gig to help promote his book but something very extraordinary transformed. Shasho began covering concerts and music events around the Tampa Bay area and decided to take a crack at interviewing some of the rock music legends that he idolized all of his life.
Ray quickly became one of the top music journalists in the country. His column is read by thousands of music enthusiasts daily and Shasho’s in-depth interviews, album and concert reviews are featured on artist websites around the globe.
Currently, Ray is the director of The Publicity Works Agency, a public relations firm specializing in publicity plans for musicians and authors. Ray is also the host of The Ray Shasho Show on BBS Radio. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming music artists & authors. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.
Ray has completed his next book entitled … THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES ‘Over ‘50’ Intimate Conversations with the Legends That Set Us Free’ SERIES 1 A release date has not yet been determined.
Contact Ray Shasho at 941-877-1552
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Unique traits: Ray especially enjoys in-depth interviews with notable rock celebrities. His articles are featured on recording artist’s websites worldwide. Some of the music legends Ray has interviewed and promoted include ... Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas) Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance) Eric Burdon (The Animals,War) Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention) Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple) Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey) Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad) Dave Mason(Traffic) Jon Anderson(YES) Ronnie Montrose(Montrose) Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Levin Torn White) Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa) Tommy James (Shondells) Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton) Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) Todd Rundgren (Utopia) Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers) Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins) Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen) Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky) Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem) Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) Al Atkins (Judas Priest) Paul May (Atkins/May Project) Roger Fisher (Heart) Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer) Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band) Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy) Chris Stein (Blondie) Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012 Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings) Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly) Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) Chris Squire(YES) Gary Puckett(The Union Gap) Micky Dolenz(The Monkees) Michael Des Barres(Silverhead,Detective) Eric Johnson("Cliffs of Dover") Colin Blunstone(The Zombies) Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock) Steve Hillage(Gong) Lou Gramm(Foreigner) Annie Haslam(Renaissance) Johnny Winter Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship) Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth) Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd) Maria Muldaur Candice Night (Blackmore's Night) Tom Rush Gino Vannelli Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas) Phil Ehart (Kansas) Pete Best (The Beatles) Dr. John Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas) John Kay (Steppenwolf) Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers) Lita Ford (The Runaways) Robin Trower Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) Joey Molland (Badfinger) Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones) Mick Box (Uriah Heep) Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist) Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) Gary Lewis (The Playboys) Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) Dave Davies (The Kinks) Mike Love (The Beach Boys) Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra) Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver") Melanie Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist) Ted Nugent Corky Laing (Mountain) Cherie Currie (The Runaways) Roger Earl (Foghat) John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers) Julian Lennon Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Steve Hackett (Genesis) Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice) Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie", "Rainy Night in Georgia") Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Asia,YES) Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway") Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues) Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) Wayne Swinny (Saliva) Judy Collins Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014 Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower, Big Blues Band) Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light") Jann Klose Andy Summers (The Police,Circa Zero) Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) Darryl Way (Curved Air) Don Wilson (The Ventures) Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues Jonathan Edwards("Sunshine") Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield) Mary Sarah (Country music's newest shining star) Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride") Keith Emerson (The Nice,Emerson,Lake & Palmer) Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jon Anderson) Randy Bachman (The Guess Who,Bachman-Turner Overdrive) Robin Trower -2014 Trini Lopez ("If I had a Hammer," "Lemon Tree") Barry Hay (Golden Earring) Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) Nikki Lunden & Lora G. (Lunden Rein) Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me,"After The Lovin,'" "The Last Waltz") David Clayton-Thomas (Blood,Sweat and Tears) Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knocking")Rockpile Bruce Kulick (KISS,Grand Funk Railroad) RAY’S RADIO INTERVIEWS ON BBS ... Kevin Godley (10cc) John Payne (ASIA) Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) Geoff Tate (Queensryche) Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper,UFO) Beth Hart (World-renowned singer & songwriter) Magic Dick(J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (International musician) Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose Kenny Aaronson (Dust,Stories,Rick Derringer,Bob Dylan,Joan Jett,Yardbirds) Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs) Jamie Glaser (The AndersonPonty Band) Ginger Gilmour (Ex-wife of legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour) Miles Copeland III (Legendary music mogul) Albert Castiglia (Prodigious blues guitarist/singer/songwriter) Fee Waybill (Legendary frontman for The Tubes) Janet Robbins (Ambient multi-instrumentalist and daughter of country music icon Marty Robbins) Roger Earl (Legendary drummer of Foghat) Lucie Arnaz (Actress,singer,dancer,daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) Wally Palmar (Lead singer,songwriter,guitarist for 'The Romantics') Dennis Locorriere (The Voice of DR HOOK) Wally Stocker(Lead guitarist for The Babys) Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director) Doug Aldrich (Guitarist/songwriter for DIO,Whitesnake,The Dead Daisies) Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign) Jesse Colin Young(The Youngbloods) Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd) Rick Roberts (The Flying Burrito Brothers /Firefall) Rich Little (Legendary impressionist/comedian John Hall (Guitarist/Songwriter/Singer for Orleans) Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer/ASIA) Bobby Kimball (Toto) Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) Henry Paul (The Outlaws) Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (The 5th Dimension) Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B Legend Bobby Womack) Alan White (Legendary drummer for 'Y E S ') John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield,Poco,Loggins & Messina) Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) Billy Cobham (Legendary drummer- Miles Davis,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Spectrum album) Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine) Bobby Caldwell (Allman Brothers,Johnny Winter,Derringer,Captain Beyond) Ray Walker (Bass Singer for The Jordanaires-Elvis Presley's backup singers) Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon/Legendary Producer/Head of A&R dept. for The Beatles Apple Records) Todd Rundgren (NAZZ,Utopia,legendary producer) Candice Night (Blackmore's Night) Roger & Mike Fisher ('HEART') Ian McDonald (King Crimson/Foreigner) Malik Shakur (Cousin of Tupac Shakur & Radio host) Cindy Blackman Santana (Lenny Kravitz,Santana) Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) Nona Hendryx (Labelle) Derek Shulman (GENTLE GIANT) Steve Hunter (Lou Reed,Alice Cooper) Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier (Original members of 'HEART') Keith Thibodeaux (Actor who played Little Ricky on "I Love Lucy" & Original Drummer for 'David & The Giants' Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" composer/musician/TV Comedy Writer) Chuck Negron (The voice of Three Dog Night) Alannah Myles ("Black Velvet" singer/songwriter/actress) Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) Mick Box (Uriah Heep) Kevin Martin (Candlebox) Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius) Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep/Ozzy Osbourne) Melanie Safka (The voice of a generation) Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) Michael Des Barres (Silverhead & Detective frontman/ 'Murdoc' villain on McGyver TV series Ivan Browne (Lead singer with The Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine") Corey Glover (Frontman for Living Colour/Actor) Tommy Bolin Tribute w/ Joe Vitale & Kenny Passarelli of Joe Walsh/Barnstorm Mark Andes (Spirit/JoJo Gunne/Heart/Firefall) Jock Bartley (Firefall) Rupert Holmes (“Escape” The Pina Colada Song”) Eddie “Devil Boy” Turner (Blues Guitarist) Prairie Prince (The Tubes,Jefferson Starship,Todd Rundgren) John McNally (The Searchers) Stephen Bishop (“On And On”) Bobby Goldsboro (“Honey”) Elias Soriano (Nonpoint) David Huff (David and The Giants) Greg X Volz (PETRA) John Lodge (The Moody Blues) Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) Ray also helped promote Stanley & Barry Livingston (My Three Sons) Marty Ingels (American actor, comedian, theatrical agent) Suzi Quatro (Happy Days)