CLASSICAL GUITARIST/POET DAVID MICHAEL CRAY’S
I am David Michael Cray and this is a photo of me!
CHECK OUT SOME OF MY MUSIC IN THE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UP ABOVE! There is a whole boiling pot (hot tub) full of Crayfish Servings in that playlist and more on the music page. Plus you can get free downloads of the album “Little Miracles” in this playlist through my email list!
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 met my wonderful wife Dianne in a contemporary Christian rock band I started called Temples of the Spirit. We fell in love and are still happily married and I named my company Temples of the Spirit Productions to celebrate the name of the band I met the love of my life in!
I’ve played in many bands sharing the stage with hit-making artists and also play a lot of solo concerts playing classical guitar music.
My family and relatives are also very musical with around 16 professional level musicians and many more artist types in my extended family. With a last name like “Cray” we obviously have to be the Crayfish Clan! My nickname was crayfish from a very early age. At first I hated it, but now I love my crayfish nickname. “Cray Cray Crayfish” is the mascot for my music business.
I like to joke around about crayfish references, but being a Christian I don’t normally use the “pinch tail, suck head” joke about eating crayfish, so just pretend this sentence never happened. Ha! Ha! The Heavenly Crawdad probably can let it slide just this once. He’s not too pinchy a type of Crawdad. Ha! Ha! Too far? Sorry… There is only a shell of my humorous self since the last hot tub dip (Err… uh…boiling pot.) Its o.k. I can take the heat. Well maybe.
Music has always been in my blood calling me to play since I was young. I started guitar about 6 yrs old and played many instruments. Guitar always stayed my main musical love (until my wife came along, now she’s my main musical love! Yay!). But I still played over 1000 concerts since 1990 and I still love it!
My dad tried to encourage me to follow his footsteps into dentistry, but ughh too much blood! Yet, I still wanted to help people so I was thrilled to find out that music and sound have been used to heal people for many centuries.
From regenerating cells back towards their DNA state, to aligning the spine, relaxing muscles, and helping overcome trauma and many social and mental health challenges. And a ton more ways! All with music!
Plus, music is just lots of fun!
Studies have shown that regular concert goers were happier than people who practiced yoga regularly and they had many health benefits that may make them live longer. It is good for all vital sign readings. So I get to be a part of a 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 fun 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. So, you are family! You are welcome to be a member of the Crayfish Clan!
If you join my Crayfish Clan for free you will receive:
Freeeeeee stuff including a free album and two free tracks off of every future 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 (even free!) at :
That is way better than having to pinch pennies to have to pay for it! Ha! Ha! You see what I did there.?. Hmmm. The jokes are boiling over!
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. Plus quite a few curated playlists of relatives work and teachers and artists I have studied and played with!
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 Crayfish Servings of 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 with boosters 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. Special rates for retirement communities.
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)