Welcome to the music page of Ray Ashley.  Ray is a freelance composer and the primary songwriter in the band Three Hour Detour.  He plays electric two-handed tapping guitar in this free-form jam band.  He also performs solo on his guitars, made exclusively by Warr Guitars.  Ray is a serious student of the mbira, and the music of the Shona People.  Click on the images below to go to the pages in this web site.  


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Latest news about recording projects, compositions, and upcoming shows.
Upcoming concerts on the calendar from Three Hour Detour and Ray Ashley, with complete directions to most venues.
 Your source for free downloadable sound samples in MP3 format, including exclusive "live bootleg" material.
Sound samples and buying information for the Cinema Inferno and Three Hour Detour CDs plus the Mostly Mono cassette.
The home page for Three Hour Detour, Ray's main band.
Information on the mbira of Zimbabwe and mbira music, plus links to comprehensive mbira web pages.
Read Ray's Biography.  It's been a long strange trip.
Find out how Ray gets his sound, with links to all of the manufacturers.
Miscellaneous items, links, and the Carl Nielsen Web Pages.  Check back to this section often, as Ray is always coming up with new and interesting things for this part of the web page.

photo credit: Ludy D'Angelo