DAVID MICHAEL CRAY’S
My name is David Michael Cray and I am a North Carolina-based classical guitarist, a multi-instrumentalist, an award-winning poet, a recording engineer, and a certified mental health specialist. I am also a devoted husband to my wife Dianne and I am a Christian.
My family is filled to the brim with talent too, with around 16 professional-level musicians, photographers, painters, writers, and talented decorators in my extended family. With my last name of “Cray” you can imagine what my nickname is!
My nickname is crayfish. So they are my Crayfish Clan!
When I was very young, my dad tried to encourage me to go into dentistry since that was what he did. He knew I liked music, but he also knew that music was a hard career to make it in and he wanted to spare me the struggle. He would bring me to his office and get me to watch videos about dentistry. Some of it was interesting, but I wasn’t too thrilled about seeing all the blood when I watched surgeries. I knew that being a doctor paid more and helped people, but the music was always tugging at my heart.
I chose music, but I always wanted to do something that healed people like he did. I was surprised and thrilled to find out later on that I was doing something like that after all. Through studying music and the history of therapeutic music I discovered that music is actually healing our bodies. Studies have shown that sound can regenerate cells towards their original DNA state. Music and sound are used in many different therapies for mental and physical health. Studies have also shown that going to concerts regularly is great for your health, even more than doing yoga regularly. It also showed in surveys that people who went to concerts were happier than people that engaged in many other activities regularly including dog walking and yoga. So, I get to be a part of the healing process after all. Yay!
On this site, you can find examples of my music, poetry and other projects I have worked on as well as performances and events that I am involved with throughout the year. There is also a blog to read about various topics like wellness, spirituality, music and poetry. I also post wellness tools and inspirational quotes I have learned in my studies of mental, physical, and spiritual health on my social media profiles.
I want to invite you to join my crayfish clan to get lots of free creative gems that I have made and updates on my work. I believe we are all under one heavenly father (he’s probably a lot less pinchy of a crawdad type than most of us crayfish. Ha! Ha!) So, you are family. You are welcome to be a member of the Crayfish Clan!
If you join my Crayfish Clan you will receive:
Freeeeeee stuff including two free tracks off of every full-length album (with ten tracks or more) that I release!
Free poetry I wrote;
Special deals and discounts on my music, books, and stuff;
Early access to releases of mine;
More information on myself and other Crayfish Clan members when we do interesting things;
Tips for mental, physical, and spiritual well-being;
Notices of events I am participating in.
I have one full-length album that came out on November 30th, 2018 called
It is available for any price at :
Hurry up and get that album, because I don’t know how long that promotion will be going on and you can’t beat free!
Also, check me out at my Crayfish Clan-David Michael Cray YouTube channel. I had almost 20 musical releases on my YouTube channel in 2021.
Here is the link:
And there is more coming soon!
So make sure you pinch those free tracks by signing up below! Also, look around this site for more cool stuff about me and the Crayfish Clan community!
Follow me on my social media profiles on facebook, YouTube, and twitter too!
Here they are below:
Check out these other offerings.
Click on the links of each offering for more information about each offering or visit my Store page for photos, links, and descriptions of all of them:
I am also available now for in-person and streaming performances as things are starting to open up again and my wife and I are fully vaccinated and still will be taking precautions to protect our clients.
Contact me at:
To book anytime.
I am booking out the whole year and beyond.
Below is the actual link to the Crayfish_Creations Zazzle Store:
Have fun with all that great Crayfish Clan stuff!
You can read more about my debut album “Little Miracles” and hear other samples of my performances on my Music Page.
Page photo of me with guitar (2018 emerald isle, n.c.) is by Heather Van Looy (my cousin).
Post photo of me in a suit (2012 wedding) is by Heather Van Looy (my cousin)