that have become standards over the years are due primarily to the
creativity of America's greatest composers and lyricists.
It was an era of music where thought, feelings and sensitivity were
a major part of these compositions and were created to tell a story,
whether of love, hardships, loyalty or just plain fun. And, listeners
can associate with them because they are melodic and understandable.
For over four decades Wausau pianist, Ray Kraemer, has been
putting his own personal style on these ballads, starting with
Entertainers. He now performs exclusively as a solo act
employing bass and percussion as an integral part of his piano.
Ray is very
unique in that he is one of perhaps four pianists in the country
who plays his own bass using bass pedals set up under the piano
such as an organist would do.
Today, Ray is hired for many private
and Dinner Parties
Here for more information on how you can
book Ray for your special occassion.
There are no pyrotechnics here. What you hear
is a very tastful, no-nonsense, fundamental
approach to these ballads,
incorporating pleasing chord
structures and melody lines. At no time does
the listener get side-tracked with off-the-wall
dynamics. You can feel and
follow the melody with
no effort. You know where Ray is taking you,
and you're happy to go along for the ride.