Interviewing and Photographing Raye Zaragoza


Raye Zaragoza

I have really been showcased as a protest song writer or as a political writer. I think that is great, because so many of the artists I have looked up to my whole life have also been pegged as political or protest song writers. Such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and I really look up to them. So while I do appreciate it and like it, it is definitly not all I have to offer.
— Raye Zaragoza

I sat down with Raye to talk about her music, philosophy, writing process and what she is looking to do in the future.  Raye's first album was released in April 2017 and was self produced.  Her album is a culmination of political expression stemming from causes or situations important to her with songs like "In the River and American Dream" but also shows a vulnerably emotional side with songs such as "Bushwick Avenue and Speedway"

Raye is not shy when talking about causes that are important to her and is someone that wants to do whatever she can to help.  Her unique vocal blend, talent for writing and passion has her seeing a growing fan-base that is not only dedicated but embraces her at each show.  Something about Raye you might not know, she is a goofball!  When I was sitting down with Raye it was refreshing to see an artist joke around, laugh and enjoy what she is doing.  As some people might see her as a serious voice for a cause (which she is as well) she is also a kind person with a big smile and contagious laugh.  Watch my part one interview with her down below.  Part two will be coming soon.  Raye is currently on tour with a few dates left on the schedule.  You can check out more at her website

Raye's album Fight for You is out now and available on her website! Click the picture!

Raye's album Fight for You is out now and available on her website! Click the picture!


I sat down and interviewed the very talenetd artists Raye Zaragoza during her tour stop in Raleigh NC. Raye has written some very impactful protest songs but she is more then just that. Her album was released in April of 2017 and is available for purchase.