Musician Shaun Ray's Passion for the River Makes Cents for CCA!

When he's not writing songs and making music, local artist Shaun Ray spends a whole lot of time on the Colorado River, taking in the scenery of a breathtaking section known as Ruby-Horsethief which runs right through the heart of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA).

His passion for this stretch of river is ever-present in his music; he's even part of a local banded that's aptly named, "Ruby-Horsethief". So, when he sat down this past winter to write and record his first solo album, Fool To Your Crown, it came as no surprise that his many experiences in the red-rock lined walls of Ruby and Horsethief Canyons continued to inspire. Just take a listen to the tune "Highwater" and you'll immediately get our drift (pun intended)!

Click here to check out a short video with information about Ruby-Horsethief!

Ray's love for the river, and for the Ruby-Horsethief stretch, in particular, have now led to a few exciting collaborations with Colorado Canyons Association (CCA)! 

Want to catch Ray in action and support CCA?

  • CD Release Party - May 20th: Come on out to the Copper Club on Saturday, May 20th for his album release party! Ray'll be making folks move from 7:30pm-10pm and will be donating a portion of his CD sales to CCA's river stewardship and youth education programs in western Colorado's National Conservation Areas.
  • Crazy About Canyons Wine Dinner - June 17th: Ray will also be playing at CCA's annual wine dinner at Carlson Vineyards coming up on June 17th. Click here to find out more and to reserve your seat

Thank you, Shaun Ray!!