About Ray Holden

Ray Holden's powerful and passionate performances have both entertained and captivated audiences throughout North America and overseas.
Originally from London Ontario, Ray has performed mainly with The Tutwiler Blues Train, as well as solo and duo performances. Ray and Tutwiler are back at it, you can find more info on the Tutwiler website, www.tutwilerbluestrain.com
Ray was inspired by the Late, Great, Mel Brown. Mel taught Ray, and they also formed a very good friendship.
Ray has also performed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, representing The Great Lakes Blues Society.
In his spare time you will catch Ray with his family and animals at his farm, or traveling the world to various historical and monumental sites.

Contact Details

Ray Holden

519-697-8603


chestnutsound@outlook.com

Upcoming Shows

Show Schedule
**NOTE: EUROPEAN DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED**

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
May 31, 8PM

Lizards Bar and Grill, 785 Exmouth St.,
Sarnia, On
June 14th, 9PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
June 15th, 8:00PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
June 22nd, 8PM

Curley Brewing Company
London, On
June 29th, 7-9PM

Gables Bar
Grand Bend, On
June 30th, 4PM

Bayfield Brewing Company
Bayfield, On
July 1st

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
July 5th, 8PM

Abe Erb Tannery
Waterloo, On
July 6th

Stayish Inn with CJ Lee and Deadwest Live To Air
Goderich, On
July 7th 5-7PM

Richmond Tavern with CJ Lee and Deadwest
London, On
July 11th

Lighthouse Blues Festival
Kincardine, On
July 13th, 11 AM

Lighthouse Blues Festival with C.J. Lee and Dead West
Kincardine, On
July 13th, 3PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
July 13th, 8:00PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
July 20th, 8PM

The Beehive
Swindon, England
July 25th, 9:00PM

The Cross Keys
Swindon, England
July 27th, 8:30PM

Check Inn
Wroughton, England
Aug 3rd, 8:30PM

The Howlin' Wolf with C.J. Lee
Glascow, Scotland
Aug 8th 11PM

Edinburgh Fringe Festival with C.J. Lee
Edinburgh, Scotland
Aug 5th-10th Several Dates, Check Festival Site for Details

Sandbar
Grand Bend, On
Aug. 16th ,9PM

Gables
Grand Bend, On
Aug. 17th ,3 PM

White Squirrel Golf Club
Grand Bend, On
Aug. 22nd ,6PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
Aug 24th, 6:00PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Aug 30th, 7PM

Gables Bar
Grand Bend, On
Aug. 31st, 4PM With C.J. Lee

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Sept. 6th, 7PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Sept. 7th, 8PM

Norma Jeans
London, On
Sep 12th, with Ber Knarlies

Curley Brewing Co.
London, On
Sept. 14th

Bruce Steakhouse IBC with C.J. Lee and Deadwest
Kincardine, On
Sept. 15th

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Sept. 21st, 8PM

White Squirrel Golf Club
Grand Bend, On
Sep 26th ,6PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Sept. 27th, 8PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Oct. 4th, 7PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Oct. 5th, 8PM

White Squirrel Golf Club
Grand Bend, On
Oct. 10th

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Oct. 11th, 8PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Oct. 19th, 8PM

White Squirrel Golf Club
Grand Bend, On
Oct. 24th

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Oct. 25th, 8PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
Oct 26th, 6:00PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Nov. 1st, 7PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Nov. 15, 7PM

Lucan arena
Lucan, On
Nov. 23rd


Previous Shows

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Sept. 1st, Noon

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Sept. 7th, 7PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Sept. 28th, 7PM

Champz Sportz Grille, 304 St. Clair St, Chatham Oct. 13th, 9PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Oct. 26th, 7PM

The Dominion House, 3 Guelph St,
Stratford, On
Nov. 17th, 10PM

The Dominion House, 3 Guelph St,
Stratford, On
Nov. 17th, 10PM

Champz Sportz Grille, 304 St. Clair St, Chatham Dec. 1st, 9PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Dec. 21st, 7PM

Jimbos Pub and Eatery, 920 Commissioners Road East,
London, On
Dec. 22nd, 8PM

Railway City Brewing, 130 Edward St,
St. Thomas, On
Dec. 28th, 8PM

Grand Bend Legion
Grand Bend, On
Dec. 29th, 3PM

Private Party
Dec. 29th, 9PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Dec. 31st, 7PM

Lizards Bar and Grill, 785 Exmouth St.,
Sarnia, On
Jan. 11th, 9PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
Jan. 12th, 8:00PM

The Eastside Bar and Grill
London, On
Jan. 13th, 2:00PM

Mercer Hall
Stratford, On
Jan. 18th, 8:00PM

The Kilnyard
Simcoe, On
Jan. 19th, 8:00PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Jan. 25th, 7PM

White Squirrel Golf Club
Grand Bend, On
Jan. 26th, 5:30PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Feb. 8th, 7PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Feb. 15th, 8PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
Feb. 16th, 8:00PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Feb. 22nd, 7PM

Curley Brewing Company
London, On
Feb 23rd, 7-9PM

Country Folk Blues Spectrum
Dashwood, On
Mar. 2nd, 6-10 PM

White Squirrel Golf Club
Grand Bend, On
Mar. 7th, 6PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
Mar. 9th, 8:00PM

Norma Jeans
London, On
Mar. 14th, 3:00PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
Mar. 15th, 7PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
Mar. 22nd, 8PM

Railway City Brewing Company
St. Thomas, On
Mar. 23rd, 6PM

White Squirrel Golf Club
Grand Bend, On
Mar. 27th,5:30PM

Curley Brewing Company
London, On
March 30th, 7-9PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
April 13th, 8PM

Norma Jeans
London, On
Apr 25th, 2:00PM

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
April 26th, 7PM

Rod and Gun
Grand Bend, On
April 27th, 8:00PM

London Brewing with C.J. Lee and Dead West
London, On
May 10th 6:00PM

With CJ Lee and Dead West The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
May 17th, 7PM

Twisted Arm with C.J. Lee and Dead West
Sarnia, On
May 18th

The Crown & Turtle Pub, 143 Main St,
Ailsa Craig, On
May 24th, 7PM

Gables Bar
Grand Bend, On
May 25th, 4PM

Mercer Hall
108 Ontario St, Stratford, On
May 25th, 8PM

Guitar Lessons

Have you always thought about learning how to play the guitar?
Well there is no time like now to learn!
Join Ray in his classic country estate studio, where you can learn how to play the guitar, in a relaxed, zero pressure atmosphere. You'll be rippin' it up in no time! Call or TXT Ray today for details - 519-697-8603, or email chestnutsound@outlook.com

Client Testimonials

  • Blues Authenticity! Ray Holden is a must see Bluesman!

    Giant FM 90.9 Indianapolis, In
  • A Genuine Bluesman, with a smokey smooth voice to match his guitar pickin'

    Tanya Lovell, CHRW 94.9 FM
  • An Old Soul in a young man's body. He writes and sings like he's an old bluesman, and shows his authenticity across the country.

    Johnny Max, Sunday Morning Soul, 97.7 FM

For Bookings or other Enquiries
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519-697-8603

chestnutsound@outlook.com

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