Rainwater Rd.

by RL Rainwater

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    Released in 1999 solo acoustic slide guitar album foot stompin Blues with RL’s originals as well. no overdubs , Recorded 1998 in Ireland

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released January 1, 1999

RL Rainwater : 6 and 12 string guitars and vocals,

"THE COMBINATION OF RAINWATER'S IMPRESSIVE GUITAR SKILLS and convincing vocals make for a great disc...Originals like CHEROKEE TEARS and DOBRO MOON show his ability to apply classic blues techniques to innovative melodic structures."
(Living Blues Magazine, USA, 1999)

"RAINWATER'S PLAYING IS SUBTLE, SUPPORTIVE, AND NEVER OVER-THE -TOP. He shows a deep love and understanding for traditional finger- style slide and lap-guitar techniques. There's a rarity in this type of recording."
(Real Blues Magazine, Canada, 1999)

SUBDUED INSTRUMENTALS LIKE 'CHEROKEE TEARS', 'RAINWATER Rd.', AND 'DOBRO MOON', ARE MAGNIFICENT TUNES that conjure up images of deserts abandoned towns, tumbleweeds and the scorching sun. You can put Rainwater in the same class as more famous slide players like John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Ry Cooder, and Bob Brozman. For slide fans it is a real Treasure!"
(Back To The Roots Magazine, Netherlands, 1999)

RAINWATER IS NEW TO ME, BEING A KENTUCKIAN NOW RESIDENT IN DUBLIN. "RAINWATER RD." is a collection of slide pieces played lap and bottleneck styles, on wooden and resophonic instruments. Some are self-penned instrumentals and others are covers of older blues and gospel items. I particularly like his version of “When the Blood Runs Warm in Your Veins”, attributed to Josh White and played with a nice feel here. Worth checking out if you are into acoustic slide stuff (and if you are not, have you considered seeing a psychiatrist?). (Blueprint Magazine, UK, 2000, issue 38)

THE RAINWATER RD. CD CAPTURES THE ESSENTIAL ACOUSTIC SOUND OF COUNTRY BLUES, celebrating some of the most significant masters who are re-interpreted in highly original and detailed arrangements. (Acoustic Room Magazine, Italy, 2001)

"RAINWATER'S APPALACHIAN ROOTS SHOW THROUGHOUT THIS FINE SET. His plaintive acoustic slide and Lap guitar work illuminates some excellent originals and classics by Josh White and Blind Lemon Jefferson."
(Blues Access Magazine, USA, 2000

"HE PLAYS WITH SELF-ASSURANCE AND DAZZLING TECHNIQUE, VERY PLEASANT TO THE EAR" "If you like acoustic blues, this CD is for you!"
(R*O*C*K Magazine- Rock' n' Roll Society of Scandinavia, 2000)

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RL Rainwater

Multi-instrumentalist who has recorded and performed internationally throughout Europe and the US.
.Acoustic and Electric Guitar , Lap Steel , Uke , stringed instruments - Influences...Blues, Western Swing, Hawaiian, Jazz, Country Blues, Old Timey, Classic Rock, Fingerstyle, ambient... ... more

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