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Ray Francis and Lucy Schaefer 2009

December 4, 2009

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Duo: Ray Francis and Lucy Schaefer
Year: 2009
Genre: Country Music

The musically talented duo performs at Churches and nursing homes around Chatham Ontario.

  Ray Francis, 78, has been writing and performing music for over 60 years. He has released six records and earned success in the 1960’S and 1970’S as a recording artist, entertainer, and radio star.
  Ray is a true world class musician and human being who lives and breathes music with a passion that cannot be denied. He continues to bring smiles to his audiences with his talent, sincerity, humour, and just plain likeability.

To learn more about Ray’s music, please visit previous posts in the Chatham Music Archive.

Ray’s Discography:
Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills – 1963 – Country Jamboree
The Whippoorwills – 1964 – The Whippoorwills
Ray Francis – 1973 – The Country Way
Ray Francis – 1973 – An Olde Tyme Christmas
Ray Francis – 1974 – Two Sides of Country
Ray Francis – 1975 – The Good Old Days

Ray also played with The Rancheros.

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One comment

  1. Raymond David Francis

    FRANCIS, Raymond David – a resident of Chatham. Raymond David Francis passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 30, 2010 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus. He was born February 9, 1931 in Eberts, Ontario son of the late George and Isabel (Mason) Francis. Beloved husband of the late Lois Scanlan. Dear father of Mike & Debbie Francis.

    Very Sad news. I had just discovered his music 7 months previously and met with him at his home to talk music. I was sad to hear the news. His music will live on forever.



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