From left to right:  James Lau, James "Jimmy" Jinkerson, Ray Chambers, Craig Davidson

From left to right:  James Lau, James "Jimmy" Jinkerson, Ray Chambers, Craig Davidson

     I want to introduce to you the next upcoming traditional country band....Quickdraw.  Four friends who love to play music and having fun.  Most importantly they want the crowd they are playing for to have fun.  The band members have been playing together, on and off for the past ten years.  Lets Meet these four amazing musicians.

Craig Davidson on lead & Steel guitar and vocals.  Craig has been in the business for 4 decades in various positions such as a steel player, lead guitar player, and bass player. While leading his own bands in Iowa he opened shows for such artists as Waylon Jennings, Highway 101, Sammy Kershaw, and Ray Price to name a few. He also worked as a band member for Hank Thompson, Sheb Wooley, David Houston, David Church, and Wisconsin’s very own “Maggie Mae”.  After years of going in various directions, he’s finally found the “puzzle” that his pieces fit; and has been known to exclaim, “I can’t believe this much fun is legal!”  When not playing music Craig likes the Green Bay Packers, NASCAR, & organizing the Dairy State Steel Guitar Show in Wisconsin Rapids with his wife Susie.

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James Lau on Bass guitar and vocals.  James has been playing the bass guitar for 23 years.  Over the years from watching other guitar players, he has taught himself how to play the lead and rhythm guitar.  He has had the privilege of playing with other artists: Ray Price, Johnny Russell, Leona Williams and The Lennon Sisters.  He has also opened up shows for The Oak Ridge Boys and Dave Dudley.  James has been a band member with Wisconsin’s yodeling sweetheart Maggie Mae and the Heartland Country band for nine years and counting.  When not playing music James likes to run sound for other bands, watch Wis. Badger Football and help out at his church with his fiancé, Kimberly.

Ray Chambers on drums and vocals. Ray has been drumming around the Tomah area for 40 some years. Starting in a three piece band with two brothers, he opened for many artists at the Oakdale Carnival and other shows during that time.  Ray also played with other bands like Bitter Sweet, and one of the founding members of   TEXXAS.  While taking some time off, a great opportunity came about when he got to be on Maggie Mae's first CD.  This led to playing in her band for 8 years.  Then came the greatest opportunity when Craig Davidson asked him to be the house   drummer for the Dairy State Steel Show. When Ray is not playing, he loves to go fishing with his wife and loves the DENVER BRONCOS.

James "Jimmy" Jinkerson on keyboard.   Jimmy has had the pleasure of playing many different styles of music on the piano with different bands.  He played "blues" with Cold Shot, and  the Boiler house Blues.  rock Country, 50's & 60's with the Shadows and "jazz" with River City Jazz and Full Speed Ahead.  The Steel Guitar shows are a favorite and he played the Dairy State Steel Guitar Show in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and The Northeast Iowa Steel Guitar show in Waterloo, Iowa.  He's also played on various commercials and jingles for radio and television stations such as NBC.    Jimmy Fronted his own group "The Jimmy J Jazz Machine" and was a member of a duo for a year with Carolyn Nelson.  He's also played many other sideman jobs throughout the Midwest and was privileged to play the commencement at the Mid State Technical College for the past 25 years.  Jimmy is now a member of the Quickdraw band and loves the new traditional and 80's & 90's country along with a little rock 'n roll.