Gerod Rayborn, “Blues Man of the South”, has established a career as
a guitarist, vocalist, writer, & producer.
Coming from a family of singers and musicians, Gerod performed with
his father, John Rayborn, in The Rayborn Gospel Quartet, from
1982-1986. Following that, he performed with another family group
called The Sensational Strong Family from 1986-1991 where he began
recording and touring as a musician/artist. He became a member of
The Sanctuary Band playing for the legendary Rev. Al Green. Gerod
would eventually find his calling in the blues genre. The legendary
Little Milton Campbell took a liking to Gerod and supported his
career as the next blues sensation while grooming him and providing
career guidance. From 1992-1995, another southern soul blues artist,
Bill Coday, opened his door and added Gerod to a lineup of shows. In
1996, Gerod began to come into his own, writing tons of songs for
major southern soul blues artists like Denise LaSalle in which he
co-produced her album “Pay Before You Pump”. Since 1998 to
present, Gerod has worked with Ecko Records Owner/Producer John Ward
and Program Director Larry Chambers, songwriting and publishing
songs for artists such as Quinn Golden, Carl Sims, O.B. Buchana, Ms.
Jody, David Brinston and others.
Gerod released his
first solo album, “Steppin Out” in 2004 under his own
independent label, New Groove Records and Papa Doug Music. The
album achieved local success, particularly in the Memphis area.
In 2010, Gerod
released his second solo Album under the Ecko Records umbrella, “Call
Before You Come” which included 14 tracks and featured the title
track “Call Before You Come”, the silky-smooth groove “I’m A
Hustler”, and the soulful song, “You Been Good To Me”.
As of writing Rayborn
is in the studio working on his 3rd album set to release in late
2020 or early 2021.
"Steppin' Out" (Papa Doug Music 2004)
"Call Before You Come" (Ecko 2010)
1. You Been Good To Me
2. I Ain't Going Nowhere
3. You Got To Love Me To Put Up With Me
4. Call Before You Come
5. She Told It
6. Nosey Neighbors
7. Lying Again
8. Tell Them Who I Am
9. I'm A Hustler
10. He Can't Stop You
11. You So Jealous
12. I'll Make It Up To You
13. Loan Me Some Loving
14. Feel Like Prison On My Job