Blue Mafia


  • From Eaton, Indiana.
  • Formed in 2011 by husband/wife team Dara mandolin) and Tony Wray (guitar). Other members: Cody Looper (banjo), Mike Gregory (bass), Kent Todd (fiddle).
  • Tony Wray was supervisor of Gibson’s banjo shop in Nashville from 2009 until the flood of 2010 which destroyed the Opry Mills factory. He also worked Mike Snider on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Dana Wray is daughter of Dave Denman, an early member of Alison Krauss’ band Union Station. She was also personal assistant to Tom T. Hall.
  • 2012, won the band competition at DelFest.
  • 2013, released first album My Cold Heart (no label).
  • 2015, released Pray for Rain album (Pinecastle Records).
  • 2016, released Hanging Tree album (Pinecastle Records).
  • 2018, Tony Wray joined the Tyminski Band playing guitar and banjo. Fiddler Kent Todd also took time off for his family. Blue Mafia suspended its touring schedule.