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Local Songwriter Releases "Instant Anthology"

Lifelong Rebel is one of five new albums by local songwriter John Joseph Ray

John Joseph Ray has performed as both a solo act and as a part of various projects for several years. During the past three years, he recoded five albums of original songs and obscure covers that he enjoys. We talk with him about the collection of songs, and about some of the help he received on the project from several other northwest Arkansas musicians.

Timothy is a life-long Arkansan; he grew up in the hills outside of Winslow and has lived throughout northwest and western Arkansas. As a budding musician in his formative years, he became enthralled with recording technology, which carried over into his collegiate studies of print and multimedia journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Upon receiving his degree in journalism in 2011, Timothy immediately began working as a freelance reporter and photographer for the Washington County Observer in West Fork, Winslow and Greenland. It wasn't long before he left the newspaper business for radio and began working full-time as an announcer and news programmer for KURM AM/FM in Rogers.
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