Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs and Koerner Ray & Glover. 1 of these names is a household name, 2 of these names recognisable for most music fans, but 1 is left to be ignored by all who are not experts on folk. Koerner, Ray & Glover met at the university of Minnesota, and became stars of the Folk revival.
Their breakthrough album Blues, Rags and Hollers was released in 1963, to heaps of success which gave them a recording contract for 2 albums with Elektra.
Together they have been credited with influencing many musicians including: Bob Dylan & Bonnie Raitt.
The trio continued to reunite throughout the 20th century, until 2002, when Ray died on the 28th of November. Koerner & Glover meanwhile still perform together infrequently.
This post was made today in appreciation of Dave "Snaker" Ray who passed on today, 12 years ago.