"Bwana" Ray Borel Acoustic Guitar / Lead Vocals
Hometown: St. Martinville, LA (Cajun Country)
Started playing guitar around age 15 (self-taught).
Musical Influences: Jimmy Buffett (well, duuuhh !?!?), James Taylor, John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Merle Haggard,
George Strait, Alan Jackson, Eagles, Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx (pre-'Mr. Roboto'), Van Halen (the 'David Lee
Roth' days), the original Atchafalaya and numerous other Cajun artists
Remembers hearing old Buffett songs on the radio (Wino and I Know, Come Monday, Margaritaville,
Changes in Latitudes) early on, but first Buffett album purchased was 'Somewhere Over China' (1981). Fell in love
with it and quickly went back and bought all of the old albums and have kept up buying new ones on release ever since.
Ray plays a Yamaha Compass CPX-15 Electric-Acoustic Guitar and uses a Bose L1 Model
II personal amplification system for small to medium venues and a Yamaha P7000 amp with JBL JRX-100 speakers for larger venues.