Ravinwolf

Ravinwolf

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Gritty live blues...firey fretwork...stellar & sultry vocal harmonies and world class lead guitar. They work magic with just 2 guitars and dual vocals to defy musical boundaries!

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Biography

THE RAVIN'WOLF CAUSE... Long Live Live Music! ... THEY MAKE A LOT OF MUSIC WITH JUST 2 GUITARS!

Nominated in 2010 for the
BEST OF THE BLUES: Best Blues Duo
by the Washington Blues Society.

With the spirit of blues roots americana and in true folk rock tradition... RAVIN'WOLF with heart & soul and undying respect for their audience... unleashes their own brand of unbridled sagebrush blues jug-jam...

Their live show is complete... with swampy slide, acoustic rock-fusion guitar grooves,  stellar vocal harmonies, world-class lead guitar work, alongside their own roots blues & folk-rock infused originals.  They have toured extensively  throughout the Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Montana Oregon & Washington) and Alaska appearing at Festival, Winery and Concert Showcase venues, as well as corporate events, holiday events, resorts and pub & brewery venues, performing over 165 shows a year. Ever the consummate professionals, they are well known for their high energy show!

APPEARED AT:

2011 Sunbanks Blues Festival - Coulee, Wa
2011 Northwest Folklife Festival - Seattle, Wa
2011 Jazz in the Valley - Ellensburg, WA
2011 Pistol River Concert Series - Pistol River, Or
Highway 99 Blues Club - Seattle, Wa
Columbia City Theater - Seattle, Wa
2010 Seattle Hempfest - Seattle, Wa
2010 Oregon Country Fair -Darling Campgnd - Veneta, Wa
The Brick Tavern - Roslyn, Wa
Old Schoolhouse Brewery - Winthrop, Wa
John's Alley - Moscow, Idaho
Top Hat Bar - Missoula, MT
Bitter Root Brewery - Hamilton, MT
Ice Harbor Brewery - Kennewick, WA
Silver Dollar Bar - Bellevue, ID
The Ballard Firehouse - Seattle, Wa
2008 Northwest Folklife Festival - Seattle, Wa
2008, 2009 Yakima Valley Folklife Festival - Yakima, Wa
The Rockfish - Anacortes, Wa
Junction Roadhouse - Port Angeles, Wa
Wa State Appleblossom Festival - Wenatchee, Wa
Okanogan Family Faire - Tonasket, Wa
Key Largo - Portland, Or
Taylors - Eugene, Or
The Thirsty Lion - Portland, Or
2010 Pine Springs Resort Blues Bash - Goldendale, Wa
2010 Rock Cut Blues Festival - Kettle Falls, Wa
2010 Tumbleweed Music Festival - Richland, Wa
Boon's Treasury - Salem, Oregon
Jasmine's Event Ctr - Roseburg, Or
Event Ctr on the Beach - Gold Beach, Or
Raw Space - Ellensburg, Wa
Engel's Pub - Edmonds, Wa
Boundary Bay Brewery - Bellingham, Wa

MEMBERS HAVE PERFORMED ON THE SAME BILL WITH :

Nick Vigarino's Meantown Blues
Alice Stuart & the Formerlys
Terry Robb
Flowmotion
Randy Oxford Band
Sidestreet Reny
Deadwood Revival
Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers
The Herbivores
The Planetary Refugees
Too Slim & the Taildraggers
Vicci Martinez
Elvin Bishop
The Romantics
Paul Rodgers
Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart
Delbert McClinton
Eric Burden
Joe Walsh
Bachman Turn Overdrive
Blue Oyster Cult
The Guess Who
Steppenwolf
Pat Travers
Alice in Chains (w/Lane Stanely)
Eddie Money
Jefferson Starship
Marshall Tucker
The Outlaws
Mary McPage Band
Tuck Foster & the Blues Revue
Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes
Blues Attitude

AWARDS & STATS:

Nominated for "Best of the Blues 2010" Award for "Best Solo/Duo Performer" by the Washington Blues Society

1 - Ranked #1 on Reverb Nation's Local Blues Chart

Lyrics

Orenda

Written By: Jamey & Heather Bilyeu

Orenda
By Jamey & Heather Bilyeu
©2007 by Rävinwolf

La la la lie

You, shine upon the waters
You, breathe beneath the Sun
You, fly across a cloudy day
You, bring me my way.

Orenda….
Orenda….

You, make strong my heart
You share my every part
You, lift me upon high
You are the heaven’s sigh.

Orenda….
Orenda….

It seems like… just the other day
I laid my burdens…upon…a hill of clay.

You, lean upon the ocean
You love among the trees
You, grace the falling notions
That tumble around me.

Orenda….
Orenda….

You, shine upon the waters
You, breathe beneath the Sun
You, fly across a cloudy day
You, bring me my way.

Orenda…

The Last Cowboy

Written By: Jamey Bilyeu

Scarecrow carcass in the flies and the cow-flop
Scoured of his meaness like scum off the bar-slop
An unsavory mudball of a dimestore-kill
Lean and mean and often seen green around the gills.

Soft-poached kid gang of hard-boiled eggs
Staggered down and helped him up on his bullfrog legs
‘Give me the rail, I do believe I’ll take the race!
If’n I steers clear of this wicked wind in my face.’

Witness the grace no rags could conceal
The shell of the gray dawn mornin’ had a funeral feel
Like shadows into smoke, ghosts swimmin’ in a dream
Driftin’ down on a dusty sunbeam…

Driftin’ back in time, to a long lost bet
Gallopin’ down a century of lost sunset
Well, he rode like an Eagle on the Coyote wind
With his old chaps a flappin’ and a rawhide grin.

Red ribbon sun crosses the face of the moon
Under a cast-iron sky sittin’ on the edge of a spoon
She had long leafy lashes like mascara on a witch
When she left him…flat broke…flat lyin’ in a ditch.

‘Dem pumpkin-rollin’-brush-poppers sittin’ in the afternoon
A surgin’ sea of sin-seekers sippin’ in the old saloon
Then a Dixie dandy crawfishin’ casts him out a line
To a brassy little beauty barefooted as a porcupine.

Witness the grace no rags could conceal
The shell of the gray dawn mornin’ had a funeral feel
Like shadows into smoke, ghosts swimmin’ in a dream
Driftin’ down on a dusty sunbeam...

Driftin’ down on a dusty sunbeam…

Cry in the Night

Written By: Jamey Bilyeu

I think of one and two
Used to seem to make a three
I just couldn't start to say
What they been makin' lately.

I cry in the night
I'm losing my worried mind
I cry in the night
I'm losing my worried mind

I think of time go past
Used to seem to move so fast
But I just couldn't start to say
How it's been moving lately

I cry in the night
I'm losing my worried mind
I cry in the night
I cry in the night all the time

How could I know
I'd be missing you so
When you walked out the door
Of my life?

How could I know
That I'd be loving you so
When you walked out the door
Of my life?

I look at you and me
Used to make me so happy
But I just couldn't start to say
What they been making lately

I cry in the night
I'm losing my worried mind.
I cry in the night
I cry cry cry cry all the time.

They say shut out the light boy
Shut out the night
It's not true.
Cuz when I turn out the lights
I think of the nights with you

When I turn out the lights
I think of the nights with you...

Discography

1998 Ravinwolf I: How Are You
Rävinwolf's debut Album "How are You" is a snapshot of their early touring days in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska... recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Ore., under the engineering expertise of Billy Barnett.

2007 Ravinwolf II: Buttons and Freedom
With this full length 13-cut CD, they have set forth to define their signature sound. A year in the making, 'Buttons and Freedom' was recorded at Cascade Productions in CleElum, WA, under the engineering expertise of Allen Larsen and features some of the Northwest’s finest musicians. At once lyrical & punchy, it is a musical, if not mystical, journey that surrounds the listener with walls of soaring vocals. Nestled in the lush layerings of acoustic guitars and creative rhythms lie the thought provoking lyrics within the quality song crafting for which they’re known.

2010 Ravinwolf Live at the Columbia City Theater
"Live at the Columbia City Theater" was recorded live at the Columbia City Theater in Seattle, Wa, under the engineering and production expertise of Chip Butters (of buttersound.com), this piece of work features new songs (Hand in Glove, My Blues and Dancin Tree among others) and a live flavor we have never before captured on tape. Minimalistic, the instrumentation featured on this album is our blues trio with two acoustic guitars, and special guest Kurtis Parsons of the band "Rise n' Shine' on djembe and hand percussion.

2011 Long Live Live Music
After almost 2 decades on stage together Ravin'wolf is spotlighting their acoustic blues duo with this live release. They shine, performing their soulful, loosely tight and seamless guitar-work with that unbridled live energy for which they are well-known. Recorded in Seattle, Wa under the engineering expertise of Chip Butters of Buttersound at the REC Room, this recording captures the energy of a band still on tour ... featuring 16 live tracks fresh off the road..and all on only 2 guitars, in the Alan Lomax tradition.

Set List

Original Songs
written & performed by Ravinwolf

My Blues
People
Ocean Rag
When the Peaches Fall
Hero
Family Farm
This Old Burg
Back to the Garden
Orenda
Just West of August
Take Me Away
The Last Cowboy
We're Still Us
How Are You?
Could It Be
Caveman
Roadside Blues
Tony Bailey
Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
If You Want Me Too
Red Ache
My People Call Me
Arcturus
Bluebird Sky
Nazareth
F.T.A. (Failure to Appear)
Hearts On Fire
Dyin' Day
Where the Horses Run Free
Cry In the Night
Song for the Eagle
River Man
Whispering Secrets
Send Me Your Love
Morning Song
Foolish Girl
Call of the Wild
Dancin' Tree
Nicole
Tightrope
Bringin' It Back On Home
Midnight Pie
Jakima Ho
Lost At Sea
Stick to Your Guns
All In Love
Angel with a Broken Wing
Silver Lake
Isle de la Tortuga
I Love A Waterfall
Happy Hour For Lovers
Make Believe
Chilled to the Bone
Lost at Sea
Baby Doll

Cover Songs:
Sample List

Come Into My Kitchen- Robert Johnson
Shake it For Me