He's Go-Go Ray, but you may know him as The Drum Counselor. Either way, Go-Go is a revered and remarkable performer, one whose name brings along with it instant respect and awe among drummers across the nation. Beyond performing, Go-Go is a clinician and educator, endorses Aquarian Drumheads, Pro-Mark Sticks, Paiste Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, and Cympad, and is a 1992 Guitar-Center Drum-Off Champion. To top it all off, Go-Go Ray won the first ever “The Nation’s Top Drummer,” a title he earned by winning Roland’s massive tournament of the same name in Las Vegas, NV, on November 4th, 2010.Go-Go's legion of fans and students will never hesitate to let you know that he’s among the best in the region, and arguably, the world. His professional career has at times kept him on the road for over 250 days a year, drumming for KC bands like Billy Goat, Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle, and more. Go-Go has performed with some of the world's most renowned musicians, including Les Claypool and Stanton Moore, and has toured and shared the stage with bands like Slipknot, Sister Hazel, The Urge, 311, and many more. He's currently touring with Ruf Records recording artist Samantha Fish, and Lakeshore Records recording artist John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons. On top of all this, Go-Go continues to teach all styles of drumming in the Kansas City area, with an emphasis on creative concepts. Be sure to visit him through his hub website, www.drumcounselor.com.