Ray Flacke

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Ray Flacke
Ray Flacke Meal Ticket.jpg
Ray Flacke in “Meal Ticket” (1976)
Background information
Birth nameRaymond James Flacke
Born (1948-02-11) February 11, 1948 (age 71)
Milford on Sea, England
GenresCountry, Rock, Acoustic
Occupation(s)Studio musician, Songwriter
Years active1959–present
Associated actsEmmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Meal Ticket

Raymond James Flacke (born February 11, 1948) is a country guitar session player from Milford on Sea, England. He has graced countless recordings with his trademark ‘‘Tele-wielding Chicken pickin’’’ style for such artists as Emmylou Harris, Janie Frickie, Kathy Mattea, Lacy J. Dalton, Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs and Travis Tritt.[1]

As an educator[edit]

Flacke has been at the forefront of sharing his guitar styles and technique for such music publishing companies as Hal Leonard Corporation, Homespun Tapes and Star Licks Productions.


Solo Albums

  • Untitled Island
  • Songs Without Words

Featured Appearances

Year Title Artist Instrument(s)
2006 I've Always Needed You Emmylou Harris Guitar (Electric)
2005 Waitin' for the Sun to Shine/Highways & Heartaches Ricky Skaggs Guitar (Electric)
2004 Best Of You Can't Hear Me Callin' Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music Various Guitar (Electric)
2004 Can't You Hear Me Callin' - Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music Various Guitar (Electric)
2003 Essential Ricky Skaggs Ricky Skaggs Guitar (Electric)
2001 Tribute to John Hartford: Live From Mountain Stage The Jamie Hartford Band Guitar (Electric)
2001 Live at Gibson's Café (Nashville) The Jamie Hartford Band Guitar (Electric)
2001 Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years Emmylou Harris Guitar (Electric)
2001 When in Texas [2000] Sonny Burgess Guitar (Electric)
2000 Down the Road I Go Travis Tritt Guitar (Electric)
2000 Nashville Guitars Various Guitar (Electric)
1999 Country: The American Tradition Various Guitar (Electric)
1998 Shine On Gove Scrivenor Guitar (Electric)
1997 What About Yes The Jamie Hartford Band Guitar (Electric)
1996 Nashville Country Duets Emmylou Harris Guitar (Electric)
1996 Portraits Emmylou Harris Guitar (Electric)
1995 Gospel Album Vern Gosdin Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Acoustic)
1991 Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music, Vol. 4 Various Guitar (Electric)
1991 Tempted Marty Stuart Guitar (Electric)
1991 True Love & Other Short Stories Pat Alger Guitar (Electric)
1990 Collection of Hits Kathy Mattea Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Acoustic)
1988 All Broken Hearts Are the Same Robin & Linda Williams Guitar (Electric), (Gut String Guitar)
1988 For a Lifetime David Mallett Guitar (Electric)
1987 Untasted Honey Kathy Mattea Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Acoustic)
1987 Patty Loveless Patty Loveless Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Acoustic)
1987 Hard Times on Easy Street David Lynn Jones Guitar (Electric)
1986 Jimmy C. Newman & Cajun Country Jimmy C. Newman Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Acoustic)
1986 Walk the Way the Wind Blows Kathy Mattea Guitar (Electric)
1985 Ballad of Sally Rose Emmylou Harris Guitar (Electric)
1985 Favorite Country Songs Ricky Skaggs Guitar (Electric)
1983 Don't Cheat in Our Hometown Ricky Skaggs Guitar (Electric)
1983 Don't Cheat in Our Hometown [CD/DVD] Ricky Skaggs Guitar (Electric), Performer
1983 Dream Baby Lacy J. Dalton Guitar (Electric)
1982 Highways & Heartaches Ricky Skaggs Guitar (Electric)
1981 Waitin' for the Sun to Shine Ricky Skaggs Guitar (Electric)
1980 Bombed, Boozed, and Busted Joe Sun Guitar (Electric)
1979 Out Of Your Mind Joe Sun Guitar (Electric)
1978 Three Times a Day Meal Ticket Guitar (Electric), Vocals
1977 Code of the Road Meal Ticket Guitar (Electric), Vocals
1976 Nothing to Do With Us Goodies Guitar (Electric)
1976 Tiger Tiger Guitar (Electric)
1972 Third World War II Third World War II Guitar (Electric)


  1. ^ "Ray Flacke Discography". AllMusic.com. 1995. Retrieved 7 July 2011.