Ray Covington to Discuss Latest CD on The Lennie Chism Show, May 17th

Local R&B / soul artist Ray Covington will be dropping by “The Lennie Chism Show” this Saturday, May 17th, to discuss his fourth and most recent album release: “Finally”, available on iTunes and CDbaby.com. Lennie’s show runs from 2 AM - 6 AM each Saturday morning, so be sure to tune in or check out the Archives on the KFAI website to listen in on Ray Covington discussing his most recent musical creation! 


About Ray Covington:


Ray Covington’s eponymous first CD was released in the summer of 2001, and contains the local radio hit “I’m Ready”. His second release, “Life Stories”, came in the fall of 2004, followed by “Rayflections” in February of 2007. “Rayflections” was Ray’s first national / international release with distribution through Sony / BMG. 


Ray has opened for several multi-platinum artists, including Jaheim, KC and Jo Jo, Keith Washington, The S.O.S. Band, Tony Terry, Confunkshun, and Alexander O’Neal, and has performed with artists such as Will Stokley, Julius Collins, Barbara LeSure, The Sounds of Blackness, and Kurt Jones, to name a handful.


Ray was nominated for “Best R&B Vocalist” and “Artist of the Year” two years in a row at the Minnesota Music Awards. He also served as a judge for the popular television show “American Idol” during the summer of 2006 for the “Minnesota Idol” competition presented by Fox / UPN. 


Future Shows: 


Catch Ray Covington live at any of these upcoming performances:


May 26th, 7 PM - Lake Harriet Bandshell


June 19th, 7 PM  w/ Maxx Band - Rice Park, The Ordway Summer Music Series


July 12th, 12 PM  - Bunkers in Minneapolis


July 15th, 12 PM - Mears Park, Saint Paul


August 9th, 9:30 PM - Amsterdam Bar & Grill, Saint Paul


Don’t forget to check out Ray’s latest CD release, “Finally”, available on both iTunes and CDbaby.com 


Get in touch with Ray, check out his social media, or listen to his music at the following links:



Ray Covington Music Group Facebook: 





Ray Covington Twitter:





Ray Covington Music Group Youtube: 





Ray Covington Reverb Nation: 






Ray Covington Bandcamp:






Don't forget to tune in to The Lennie Chism Show, TLCS, late Friday nights/early Saturday mornings from 2 AM - 6 AM, 90.3FM Minneapolis and 106.7FM Saint Paul, for some intriguing topics and old school vibes with the one and only Lennie Chism! If you miss the show, catch up on the KFAI.org Archives. 

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About the author:

Seth Hynes-Marquette

Seth is currently a marketing and PR intern at KFAI and a Junior at McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul. Born and raised in South Central Minnesota, Seth has handled promotions and public relations for several bands and artists. He currently performs percussion for and co-manages local bands Lavender Daughter and Near-Vana, as well as assisting in creating their bios, press releases, social media content, community outreach campaigns, and show reviews. Seth is excited to share his passion for writing and public relations with the KFAI and Twin Cities communities! 

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