A heritage of music flows through some of the Hudson-Ray family. Effie actually wrote a few songs (and an old 78 record bears witness to the work!). Her first husband was a musician and weather that was an interest they shared, or she picked it up in the marriage is unknown. Curtis played the guitar. Curtis and Virginia's daughter plays the piano, accordion, and some guitar one son plays the bass, but has been known to play the piano occasionally under extreme duress! At least one grandchild of Curtis also plays the guitar.