Chopsmeister tells FBPO about solo releases, new signature model bass and more in this video interview!
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
June 10, 2013
Born and raised in Iowa, Ray Riendeau took up the bass at age 15 and soon began playing in local bands. Having taken to the instrument right away, Ray quickly embarked on a most impressive musical career. Riendeau has recorded and toured with Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Gary Hoey, James LaBrie (Dream Theater) and Machines of Loving Grace and has done recording sessions for Shinedown, Jason Mraz, 3 Doors Down, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many other world-renowned artists.
An active clinician, Ray has participated in numerous bass shows, festivals and workshops alongside bass moguls Chuck Rainey, Damian Erskine, Doug Johns, Michael Manring, Mike Pope, Christian McBride and many others. Ray’s newest solo CD, Atmospheres, was released in 2010.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Ray at the 2013 NAMM show.
Watch our interview with Ray!